Recovery from Pain while trying to get better

 Me on the Appalachian TrailBefore Christmas, I came down with a serious pain in my right foot.  I tried to push through it, and it got worse.  It was diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis (PF). Healing from this has tied in with Yoga and Pilates.  In my case, the root cause was an incorrect gait while running … Continue reading Recovery from Pain while trying to get better

June 1 – No fun but I saw what I was learning

Started  June1 at 4:30 am, with a group of boy scouts.  I ate a dutch oven meal that included potatoes, sausage, eggs and butter.  Felt it in my stomach all day.  LESSON:  huge Breakfasts don't work. Walked 20 miles on the Bartram Trail in Western NC.  Non-eventful exercise and hits the category of downright easy.  … Continue reading June 1 – No fun but I saw what I was learning

My starting assumptions

Assumptions: 1)      I want to be competitive in the National Championship, shooting for a spot on the podium. 2)      To be competitive, I need to prepare more than I did for a regional event. 3)      There are others who have gone before me that I will listen to and follow, as opposed to creating a … Continue reading My starting assumptions