I haven’t done an update in a few weeks or so, but it’s because I’ve been trying to work out some plans in my head. And several of you (Kaitlin, Michelle..) can attest to the fact that my head can be a scary place to be sometimes. (Hush, no details.)
That sticker you see up there? Or one very much like it? WILL BE MINE.
I am just stubborn enough that I will get it, or die trying. Especially since I know a few people expect me to fail. So just to spite them, I will succeed.
And I’m not alone. I’ve gotten a few others interested in doing either a half-marathon or a 5k — either with me at Disney or where they live if they can’t get to Disney in November. And it’s fantastic.
Well, I’ve officially begun my half-marathon training.
Yes, I really am going to go through with this insanity. Please remind me of this when I start to whine.
So a few numbers -
Starting weight: 218.5 (would like to get down at least to 200)
Minimum speed: 4 mph (must be completed in 3 1/2 hours)
Distance: 13.1 miles or apx 22 km
Time to train: bit over 8 months
I’m going to start working on short-term goals.. something “due” every 2 months and will report back with those.
We were encouraged to set some goals. 3 month, 6 month, 1 year …
In the process, we learned about a half-marathon held down at Disney World in November – the Wine and Dine half.
So if there was to be any motivation to get my ass back into a running program? This would be it. Further motivation would be to somehow get my favorite musical artist involved somehow..
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.
I know this. It’s not because I’ve not wanted to post anything.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened up the editor and tried to write something.. only to come up blank and then given up. But at some point. caution does not become the better part of valor and giving up does not do any favors.. and well, for me that day is today.
I’ve been very apathetic about the WLS community for awhile now.
Not in helping the people in it.. but the community as a whole. And in looking back, I think that began around summertime. In speaking with Kaitlin N yesterday, we both agreed on a few instances which probably started the ball rolling, and yeah, summertime was about the time in which things began roiling to a nice simmer. The full boil happened this fall, with explosion this past November.
This is an article published by the Vitamin D Council, written by John Cannell, MD.
- Dr. Goran Bjelakovic led a meta-analysis study in which he analyzed 50 randomized controlled trials with 94,000 participants with some form of vitamin D which reported mortality rates as either primary or secondary outcomes
- 32 of the studies used D3 (74,000 people) and 12 used D2 (18,000)
- 6% relative risk reduction of mortality when supplementing w/ D3
- 2% risk reduction when supplementing with D2