Sunday, February 24, 2008

More Food, Some Medical, and Some Running

I really appreciate the support I received in regard to my cupcake habit and my corresponding Buddha Belly. My husband kindly pointed out that it probably wasn't just the cupcakes that were causing me problems. He reminded me of my other loves: Haribo Twin Cherries, loaded baked potatoes, pastry of any kind, chocolate milkshakes from AJs Diner, and Grande Lattes with 7 sugars. Okay, just writing all of that out makes me both sick and ravenous at the same time!

Part of the reason I am on a food rant, is that I leave first thing tomorrow for a 5 day stay in Scottsdale for a visit to the Mayo Clinic. I'm having a full-body check-up - yikes! I start tomorrow with a full blood panel, then head over to Cardiology where I am having every ECG, EKG, etc. known to man. I'm in Cardiology for 2 days, then I mosey over to Gastroenterology where I have a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. Tons of fun. I wind up on Friday with a consult to explain everything to me! So, with all of this looming, I am required to start fasting in 35 minutes. Which of course means I am starving. For super fattening foods - which I can't have in my "last meal." I'd hate to screw up my lab work just because I can't resist the frosted lemon bundt cake sitting on my counter! :)

On to more interesting, and actual running-related, information. The Badwater entrants list has been posted, and what a race it is going to be! Woohoo! I can't wait to follow it. First up, is Jamie Donaldson. Now, as I have mentioned in other posts, Jamie rocks! She is a super talented runner and super nice person - a definite winning combo! I think she has the potential to win the race OUTRIGHT. Another favorite is Dean Karnazes. Now, I know, I know. A lot of people don't like him, but I think he is a really nice guy, so I'm rooting for him too. Two others to watch are David Goggins (need I say more), and Akos Konya (need I say more). I'm sure there are other great contenders, but these are my favorite four. I'm just fascinated by Badwater, the distance, the heat, the mental elements. What a challenge. I hope to run it someday, but probably not in the near future.

I had a pretty good week. I ended up with 120 miles, including a couple of tempo runs and some hill workouts. I made it into the gym 3 times and did Pilates 5 days. I didn't do much crosstraining other than walking. I really want to make it to the pool some, but ...well, you know the excuses. I hope to get a decent amount of running in while I'm in Phoenix, but I don't know exactly what they have in store for me. I'm just going to play it by ear.

Hope y'all have a great week and I'll see ya on the flip side!


Bev said...

What's this Mayo Clinic thing? Are you ok? It sounds a tiny bit more thorough than my yearly exam.

120 miles for the week! OH MY!! I wouldn't be surprised if you were running to the Mayo Clinic. Enjoy the barium endurance drink.

olga said...

I am betting on Akos and Jamie (she needs to take it easier in first 30M though). Yeah, what is Mayo clinic and Why? Did you say 120? Do you work? Where did you get it squeezed? Oh, golly...

Bob Gentile said...

I want to get a full body check up... I already know from the neck up I am messed up--LOL but maybe the neck down is better..

Hope everything works out and please keep us posted.

Rooster said...

Wow, that first paragraph made we want to eat and drink really yummy things!

Bill had that same work done at the mayo clinic in Scottsdale a year ago and it was really great stuff. They found some stuff in an artery in his neck and he got meds to fix it. He wouldn't have had any idea if it wasn't for the testing...good luck.

120 miles a week???? How do you get Scott to say that's okay?? I need to talk with him....