NUTRITION: Well, I am 117 days into my ketogenic diet and now I am a lifer. No really this is a life change; I mean I might have a few “carb” days a year like Christmas, but I can’t see myself following the Standard American Diet (SAD) ever again. I truly do not miss the food I used to eat, no more rice, pasta, sugar,breads and of course no more doughnuts. The food I eat is so good, I just ate jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and then wrapped in bacon. OMG delicious!!!
TRAINING: I am still very concerned about my power hiking abilities or lack-there-of. With that said, I still don’t seem to find the time to “power hike” up hill. I know that is the best training, but if I have the time, I am running. So why do I keep on signing up for hill climbing races? . . . I just like it. And in my mind, eventually I will be able to run all the hills in an ultra or at least keep up with my ego. Now I have time for strength exercises, I can work them in almost anytime during the day. The last few weeks have been a little intense and I beat myself up. Runner’s knee seemed to develop and I was hurting for the tail end of the week. Two of my friends Eric & Anthony suggested, I start adding unsweetened gelatin to my hot drinks. They say it is a wonder cure for things like runner’s knee and they were right or it seems that way. I had a serving of gelatin every day this week and even though my knee hurt right up to Friday. Anthony told me to drink it at night before bed or it doesn’t work as well. Friday night I did and it was completely gone for my 18 mile run on Saturday. I do not know? Now could it have just been its time and the extra rest paid off? Maybe, but I was limping all day Friday and woke up Saturday morning and it was completely gone!!!
One Leg Squats - 3 X 30
One Leg Lounges - 3 X 50
Heel Raises – 3 X 30
Swiss Ball Crunches – 3 X 40
Swiss Ball Back Crunches – 3 X30 (only Monday)
Pull-ups – 3 X 12
Chin-Ups – 3 X 12 (only Monday)
I had a great easy 18 mile run Saturday morning – no knee pain!!! YES!!! I took it easy and ended up running with another runner, who happened to start just a few minutes ahead of me. I talked his ears off. I was on a ketone buzz. I felt guilty, but I couldn't or wouldn't shut up. It was a great run and an amazing day!