Monday, December 26, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 31


Just a quick update before the Christmas holiday.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 30

An update as I gripe about having diabetes.

A quick promo from my friend Kevin Gwyn for the Extra Mile Podcast Jeff Galloway Edition.


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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 29

My weekly update. I talk about vegetarian pizza and vegetable chop suey, and a quick promo for my friends, Chris Russell, book now out on Kindle.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 28

I update while out for a 5 mile walk/run. I talk about vegetarian friendly restaurants, new running shoes and running technical wear.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 27

During a 4 mile fitness walk I give an update. I also talk about the 3 part of my lifestyle.


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 26

I go for a walk with Honey and talk about an imperfect world with my plant based whole food life style.


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 25

This episode I talk about my new lifestyle, the whole food plant based diet.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 24

An update on my fruit and vegetable juice reboot program.


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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 23

I’m out on a walk with 2 of my children talking about juice fasting. I give an update on my health and life.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 22

Out on a walk, I talk about getting back into Ranger Shape. Life is a little rough but I’m coming back with a vengeance.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 21

In my mobile studio on my way to my Endocrinologist (Diabetes Dr.) and I discuss the findings.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Designing a new lifestyle and diet plan.


1.       Daily calorie allowance: 2200

a.       7 serving of fruit and veg

b.      Minimize meat intake

c.       Starches will be wholegrain when possible.

d.      Eat several meals a day.

2.       Daily exercise requirement: 45 min.

a.       Walk every weekday min 20 min, s/b with dog.

b.      Run when health permits.

                                                               i.      Plan to run a marathon per year.

                                                             ii.      Plan to run a Memorial Day flag run every year.

c.       Make thing not so easy.

                                                               i.      Park farther away.

                                                             ii.      Take the stairs.

d.      Wash cars weekly.

e.      Start surfing again, Saturdays.

3.       Record keeping.

a.       Tract weight weekly.

b.      Journal daily.

4.       Treat Diabetes without wavier.

a.       Test BG min 8x per day.

b.      Change insertion sights every refill.

c.       Treat highs over 250 with syringe.

d.      Take medication on time.

e.      See Endo every 3 months.

5.       Misc odds and ends.

a.       Cut alcohol to no more that 3 drinks per week.

b.      Create a date night everyweek.

c.       Read nightly.

d.      Minimize TV & game time.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Few Degrees from Hell

I just finished reading “A Few Degrees from Hell”. I enjoyed this book very much. I’ve always wanted to run the Badwater Ultra and this book brings the highs and lows right to you. We were going through a heat wave when I was reading it and I didn’t even notice. I loved how this book has several authors with completely different views and writing styles.

A Few Degrees from Hell: The 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon by Scott Ludwig

A Few Degrees from Hell: The 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon

The Badwater Ultramarathon is commonly referred to as 'the toughest footrace on the planet.' In 2003 defending champion Pam Reed, Dean Karnazes and 71 other runners took the ultimate challenge of running 135 miles in California from Badwater to the po...See More

Born to Run

Before I get started I just want to say "I love my Kindle”.

I just finished reading Born to Run. I very much enjoyed the book. It was well written and a fun story. I don’t think I’ll be running barefoot anytime soon, but it does make a good case for it. If you have any interest in running this is a recommended read.

Born to Run by Christopher Mcdougall

Born to Run

At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 2

This the the episode were I record myself running my Crazy Ass Birthday Ultra marathon. I run my age in miles, which is 43 at this time in 2009. This is my favorite episode because I completed a really big event and twittered the whole thing.

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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 1

My first attempt at record a podcast.

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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 17

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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 16

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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 15

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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 14

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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 13

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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 12

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Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 11

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Running From Diabetes Podcast Episode 18

I've changed my feed for my podcast to my blog.

I record on a 10 mile run.
I discuss the reason change my race from the marathon to the half.
My family is hit with some hard news.
Music: Toes in the Water - Zac Brown Band

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Give up

I was forwarded this from a friend.

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.

So starting today…

  1. Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.  Read Getting Things Done.
  2. Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you are competing against is yourself.
  3. Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you.  Right now is life.  Don’t miss it.
  4. Give up complaining. – Do something about it.
  5. Give up holding grudges. – Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
  6. Give up waiting. – What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow.  Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action.
  7. Give up lying. – In the long-run the truth always reveals itself.  Either you own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you.
  8. Give up trying to avoid mistakes. – The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.
  9. Give up saying, “I can’t.” – As Henry Ford put it, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”
  10. Give up trying to be everything to everyone. – Making one person smile can change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.  Start small.  Start now.
  11. Give up thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises.  Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
  12. Give up setting small goals for yourself. – Many people set small goals because they’re afraid to fail.  Ironically, setting these small goals is what makes them fail.
  13. Give up trying to do everything by yourself. – You are the sum of the people you spend the most time with.  If you work together, you will be far more capable and powerful than you ever could have been alone.
  14. Give up buying things you don’t need. – Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you.  Do not spend to impress others.  Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects.  Read I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
  15. Give up blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can live your dream life depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life.  When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
  16. Give up making mountains out of molehills. – One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time?  Three years?  Five years?  If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
  17. Give up trying to live up to the expectations of others. – Work on it for real and exceed your own expectations.  Everything else will fall into place.
  18. Give up the ‘easy street’ mentality. – There is too much emphasis on finding a ‘quick fix’ in today’s society.  For example taking diet pills to lose weight instead of exercising and eating well.  No amount of magic fairy dust replaces diligent, focused, hard work.
  19. Give up making promises you can’t keep. – Don’t over-promise.  Over-deliver on everything you do.
  20. Give up letting your thoughts and feelings bottle up inside. – People are not mind readers.  They will never know how you feel unless you tell them.
  21. Give up beating around the bush. – Say what you mean and mean what you say.  Communicate effectively.
  22. Give up avoiding change. – However good or bad a situation is now, it will change.  That’s the one thing you can count on.  So embrace change and realize that change happens for a reason.  It won’t always be easy or obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it.
  23. Give up your sense of entitlement. – Nobody is entitled to anything in this world.  We are all equal.  We breathe the same air.  We get what we give.  We get what we earn.
  24. Give up waiting until the last minute. – Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.
  25. Give up being dramatic. – Stay out of other people’s drama and don’t needlessly create your own.
  26. Give up being anti-athletic. – Get your body moving!  Simply take a long, relaxing walk or commit 30 minutes to an at-home exercise program like the P90X workout.
  27. Give up junk food. – You are what you eat.  Read The 4-Hour Body.
  28. Give up eating as a means of entertainment. – Don’t eat when you’re bored.  Eat when you’re hungry.
  29. Give up foolish habits that you know are foolish. – Don’t text and drive.  Don’t drink and drive.  Don’t smoke.  Etc.
  30. Give up relationships with people who bring you down. – Saying “no” to right people gives you the time and resources required to say “yes” to right opportunities.  Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded.
  31. Give up being shy. – Network with people.  Meet new people.  Ask questions.  Introduce yourself.
  32. Give up worrying about what others think of you. – Unless you’re trying to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.), don’t let the opinions of others stand in your way.  What they think and say about you isn’t important.  What is important is how you feel about yourself.
  33. Give up trying to control everything. – Life is an unpredictable phenomenon.  No matter how good or bad things seem right now, we can never be 100% certain what will happen next.  So do you best with what’s in front of you and leave the rest to the powers above you.
  34. Give up doing the same thing over and over again. – In order to grow, you must expand your horizons and break free of your comfort zone.  If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
  35. Give up following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile.  Don’t find the easy way out.  Do something extraordinary.
  36. Give up persistent multi-tasking. – Do one thing at a time and do it right.
  37. Give up thinking others are luckier than you. – The harder you work, the luckier you will become.
  38. Give up filling every waking moment with commitments and activities. – It’s okay to be alone.  It’s okay to do nothing sometimes.  Think.  Relax. Breathe.  Be.
  39. Give up making emotional decisions. – Don’t let your emotions trump your intelligence.  Slow down and think things through before you make any life-changing decisions.
  40. Give up doing the wrong things just because you can get away with it. – Just because you can get away with something doesn’t mean you should do it.  Think bigger.  Keep the end in mind.  Do what you know in your heart is right.
  41. Give up focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen.  Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.  If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
  42. Give up taking yourself so seriously. – Few others do anyway.  So enjoy yourself and have a little fun while you can.
  43. Give up spending your life working in a career field you’re not passionate about. – Life is too short for such nonsense.  The right career choice is based on one key point: Finding hard work you love doing.  So if you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don’t stop.  You’re on to something big.  Because hard work ain’t hard when you concentrate on your passions.  Read The 4-Hour Workweek.
  44. Give up thinking about the things you don’t have. – Appreciate everything you do have.  Many people aren’t so lucky.
  45. Give up doubting others. – People who are determined do remarkable things.  Remember, the one who says it can’t be done should never interrupt the one doing it.
  46. Give up fussing with every beauty product on the market. – Good looks attracts the eyes.  Personality attracts the heart.  Be proud to be you.  That’s when you’re beautiful.
  47. Give up trying to fit in. – Don’t mold yourself into someone you’re not.  Be yourself.  Oftentimes, the only reason they want you to fit in is that once you do they can ignore you and go about their business.
  48. Give up trying to be different for the sake of being different. – Nonconformity for the sake of nonconformity is conformity.  When people try too hard to be different, they usually end up being just like everyone else who is trying to be different.  Once again, be yourself.
  49. Give up trying to avoid risk. – There’s no such thing as ‘risk free.’  Everything you do or don’t do has an inherent risk.
  50. Give up putting your own needs on the back burner. – Yes, help others, but help yourself too.  If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.

And remember, mistakes make us human, failures help us grow, hope keeps us going and love is the reason we’re alive.  So keep learning, loving and living.  Never give up on yourself.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Freedom to find an adventure

Although raising three children is the best adventure of all, this phase of my life is not marked by freedom—in terms of liberties and indulgences with time. But there is freedom in running. There is liberty and indulgence with time, even 30 precious minutes, if that's all the day affords. I am reminded—even if not one single thing on my calendar reflects it—that adventure is out there, always whispering to me, calling me forward.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Courage to Start - Again

Every day gives you an opportunity to improve. With every run, you can try to be better. Not just a better runner, but a better person.
John "The Penguin" Bingham, The Courage to Start

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Making progress

To achieve better balance.

I will make the time to take control of my health.
All reward myself for each weight management goal I reach.
I will do strength training twice a week.
I will continue to exercise for 30 minutes at least four times a week.
I will eat three small meals and 2-3 snacks each day.
I will ask for support what I needed to help each stick to my threat of the beating health.
I will continue to manage my progress using my journal.