Category Archives: Health

My Leg Muscles are Beginning to Resemble Cast Members From the Jersey Shore

So, I’ve been running faster lately. I’ve been running with one of my friends a couple nights a week, and last week one of our runs turned rather competitive we weren’t quite racing, but we were definitely cruisin,’ averaging about … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Momentous Occasions are Interrupted by a Guy Who Looks Kind of Like Hulk Hogan: A Race Report on My First Post-Lupus 5k

I turned into the chute, pumping my arms and gasping. On either side of me, there was a cheering crowd spread along the metal dividers. The noise and energy was incredible. I’d paced myself well, and I was just running … Continue reading

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Weekly Report

This was my final week of school so training was kind of odd. Monday-Wednesday: I wrote 22 pages of essays. Thursday: 3 Miles Friday: 6 Miles Saturday: 6 Miles Sunday: 5 Miles Total: 20 Miles and 3 essays. I was … Continue reading

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Awkward Stuff Happens Sometimes When You Run Late at Night

I tend to run late at night. As in, like, midnight. Usually, at midnight, not a soul is stirring in my neighborhood. Imagine my surprise when I heard someone scream “MAVERICCKKK!” as I ran by. Immediately stopped running and flinched … Continue reading

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Barefooting it and Refocusing the Goals

here’s a quick and dirty (emphasis on the dirty part) rundown of the last couple days of training. On Sunday, I ran about a quarter mile barefoot, then about a mile and a half in vibrams. This was my longest … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: On Becoming a Vegetarian (And being amazing at coming up with clever titles)

I became a vegetarian last week. A friend of mine told me that I should become one immediately after I got diagnosed with Lupus, but I didn’t listen and continued to gorge myself on bacon. Now, after doing some digging, … Continue reading

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Marshaling Ferocity and Weight Loss

Probably one of the worst things about this disease is the weight gain. I absolutely hate the fact that I’ve gotten so much fatter. You see, I’ve always had problems with eating. I was always a pretty chubby kid when I … Continue reading

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