I am so close…

to feeling strong and normal.

What is normal?  I think the old normal was me grabbing my shoes and heading out for a run.

My new normal? 

1. dynamic stretches before I run.

2. run

3. stretch/yoga stretch

4. foam roll

5. ice

In that order…

Will I have to do this forever?  Maybe not. But I’ll have to do most of it in order to run healthy.

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Eight miles today and it went amazing.  Being the natural skeptic that I am, I am still not declaring myself “cured” and ready to face the running world. But I’ve had several great runs and that’s huge progress to me.

Tonight I took a route that has given me so much trouble I have been known to, many times, ditch it and turn around and come home.  Between the hills and the weeds I’m a complete mess.

Tonight was a huge difference. I haven’t run this route since my Celiac Diagnosis.  Now that I’ve been eating gluten free for nearly five months, I have noticed some little differences.  I mentioned that a few days ago on one of my posts.  But I’ve really noticed it in my daily runs.  I have so much more energy and I no longer have to stop on the hills, breathe, start again and stop at the top.  I killed the worst hills I can encounter and didn’t have any problems doing it.

I totally credit yoga and gluten free.

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Here’s my splits for the run. My goal for long runs is to slow it down at least a minute and hopefully more.

I was able to slow it down by about 30-45 seconds.

Clearly I suck at this. BUT…

check out how pretty consistent I was.  Yep. That’s cool.

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This was a good strong run and I feel really awesome.

that is all.

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Have a beautiful day.  Be strong in your faith, whatever you believe.  Give yourself a few minutes of quality time and clear your mind of anything that can pollute it.

Continue to be a strong happy you.

i-came-to-a-point-where-i-needed-solitude-and-just-stop-the-machine-jack-kerouacRun on.