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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The American College of Sports Medicine: The Right Way To Hydrate

Today's Fitness Tip
The right way to hydrate
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends drinking 2 to 3 cups of water during the two to three hours before your workout, and at least 1/2 to 1 cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes during your workout.  Continue to hydrate after your workout to replenish lost fluids.

Friday, October 17, 2014

I seriously never thought this was going to happen

Right at this moment I'm laying in bed next to the sweetest kindest person I've ever known. He is sound asleep, and I'm laying here and can't help but feel absolutely terrible. After Bart has been training for weeks to prepare for his 50 mile run, which is to start in less than 7 hours, he has chosen not to go so he can stay home to take care of me.

I had to have an MRI with contrast last week which meant they had to put an IV in my arm. The MRI went just fine, but the dull ache in my arm turned into a lump yesterday and got larger and painful today. Unfortunately, I've formed a blood clot in the vein I had the IV in. On the bright side, it's not in a deep vein; however, it's ruined my plans to be support crew for him since it's pretty painful, and I have to keep applying heat over the area.  I told him if he felt like he could do it on his own, he should still go.  He's worked so hard for this ...No was his answer. He told me he would just worry about me the whole time, and he would not have fun. We still talked it over for quite some time, but his answer was always no. 

Thank you Bart for loving me so much and I'm so sorry...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Most Interesting Dog in the World

"I don't always drink beer, but when I do it's Bowser Beer, Cock-a-Doddle Brew. Stay thirsty my friends... so we can mark lots of trees" -The Most Interesting Dog in the World