Everybody and nobody has the answer.

I have Runner’s World in my Facebook feed.

Today they came up with an article that was entitled “What Runners Need To Know About Achilles Tendinitis”

Feeling a moment of… relief…interest…whatever…I open the article…

As I’m reading I notice there are additional suggested articles about Achilles Tendinitis.


Yes Folks. In case you needed some extra information ..there are 38 articles on or related to Achilles Tendinitis.

I should have NO problem figuring this out. There’s clearly an easy way to heal myself.

Good Lord. No wonder I’m not fixed.

If this didn’t work…I can go to article number TWO.

Maybe article number THREE is it.

Maybe it’s because of the hills I run

Maybe it’s my shoes.

Maybe it’s because I pronate/overpronate.

Maybe it’s because I look at the moon every third Tuesday.

Damn that moon looking.

Maybe it’s because I stretched too much.

Maybe it’s because I didn’t stretch enough.

Maybe it’s because….and thus you have my world of questions.

And yes…I’m probably going to skim the articles.

shut up.


Sean has been sick. Not deathly ill can’t move sick but he really doesn’t feel good. He’s been dealing with this for a few years and the doctors have been awesome about giving him DRUGS.

Now, yes. Normally I’m totally on board with this and believe whole heartedly in better living through pharmaceuticals.

But in this case…no. I think less is more.  The cleaner he eats I think the better. 

So today we’re starting the Whole30.

Now I know what you are all thinking…

um…aren’t you like two years late to be on this bandwagon?  Yes. Yes I think we are.

But since I live completely gluten free which means mostly whole30 anyway (except for those Skittles ~ Taste the rainbow)

It’s not too much of a stretch for me.

It’s a little harder for Sean but only because he doesn’t eat much anyway.

He is very much a grab it if he can find it kind of guy so the cooking aspect will be new for each of us. I’m glad I’m home right now. It’s the perfect time to do it. I hope it makes him feel better. I’ve heard great things about it.

Alex Michael is not thrilled and only wants more meat. Vegetables are NOT carbs! He’s all about weight gain for training.  And MT isn’t thrilled…please remember to buy bread and cheese for grilled cheese and yes…waffles, too.

I live in a complicated world.

The Whole30 diet has some basic rules.

  • Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize.
  • Do not consume alcohol in any form, not even for cooking. (And it should go without saying, but no tobacco products of any sort, either.)
  • Do not eat grains. This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grains and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch and so on. Again, read your labels.
  • Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, fava, etc.), peas, chickpeas, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter, either. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).
  • Do not eat dairy. This includes cow, goat or sheep’s milk products such as cream, cheese (hard or soft), kefir, yogurt (even Greek), and sour cream… with the exception of clarified butter or ghee. (See below for details.)
  • Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites. If these ingredients appear in any form on the label of your processed food or beverage, it’s out for the Whole30.
  • Do not try to re-create baked goods, junk foods, or treats* with “approved” ingredients. Continuing to eat your old, unhealthy foods made with Whole30 ingredients is totally missing the point, and will tank your results faster than you can say “Paleo Pop-Tarts.” Remember, these are the same foods that got you into health-trouble in the first place—and a pancake is still a pancake, regardless of the ingredients.  –source


There are a lot of extra bits of information but these are the basics.

So far we’ve already broken the rules. Each of us. We had gum

yep. We blew it already. Classic.


Well I’m not discounting it. We’ll do it for 31 days. It’s just gum.

Starting fresh tomorrow with no gum.

I assume this is like going gluten free. You figure out on day 5, 9. 14 and 28 all these things you’ve been doing wrong the whole time. But hopefully you still benefit from it.  I’m still finding gluten issues and I’ve been hard core gluten free for over a year.

We’re going with that.


Miss G and I walked this morning.



It was dark.

She isn’t quite ready to run outside by herself and apparently the motivation to work out has lapsed. So we’re walking in the mornings and it’s SO beautiful. The weather is incredible here with the fall being so cool and the light just coming in.

We all know Fall in Colorado only lasts twelve minutes so we’re enjoying it while we can.

It started out dark this morning but quickly turned to this:


Yeah…I’d TOTALLY rather be sleeping…


Is that not the most gorgeous morning?  It makes me want cotton candy.

Tonight I’m off to walk the mall with Miss Hollie and Miss Norma in a misguided attempt to get in miles that way.

Um..no. That is not a workout Ladies. ::eyeroll:: That is called strolling through the mall while shopping.

Norma’s response was “don’t H8”

after several messages similar to this (I swear she’s an adult) and several messages that seemed convoluted I realized she was not exactly paying attention. She was reading two things at once.

So wrong.

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I’m meeting them at the mall tonight. To shop clearly. Because that’s so not a workout. Ha.


Schedule "me time" and stick to it! As moms we don't have the time, we have to make it! YOU are important too!:

Run on…

4 Replies to “Everybody and nobody has the answer.”

    1. I don’t think so..mostly because I already eat this way for the most part. Do you think Skittles cause Achilles Tendinitis? On the other hand..maybe one of these 38 articles will tell me. 🙁

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