Wednesday, June 24, 2009

HOT one out there today . . .

So the new plan is to split up runs when it is really hot out there. I think it is something that is necessary at this time of the summer to keep up the mileage that I need to rebuild for the Army Half without jeopardizing my health. Running in the heat is a little scary with epilepsy, due to the dangers of dropping electrolytes/dehydration/glucose and risk of seizures and the increased dangers of hyponatremia with my anticonvulsant drugs - plus I'm not the most knowledgeable one with regards to nutrition and running. I'm trying to be, but to me, experimenting with all of this becomes a little more risky. I'm totally open to any suggestions, but the generalized advice sometimes doesn't apply to someone with my kind of issues.

I haven't had any problems as of yet, but I think being extra cautious is the best thing.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Beautiful June . . .

As the weather starts getting better and better, I like to spend more time outside. I am getting most of my runs in, but keeping them short as of right now, but am trying to work on getting a little faster.

My holidays are coming up and I am thinking of a 'staycation.' I am going to start planning out some activities to do around Ottawa that I have always wanted to do, but never had the time. Some of the best museums in the country are here and I have never been through them. I would also like to see the art gallery and go to Gatineau Park. It is still brewing in my mind and am working on the plan.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Slacker week . . .

Yesterday was another seizure. Seizures suck. They make me feel so drained and lazy. I just don't have any 'oomph' left in my body afterwards. Soul suckers.

This week hasn't been very good for running. Work, and the damn seizure have cut into my run plans. I'm planning on changing that today though.

My back hedge is getting cut down today by my neighbour. I have mixed feelings about it. On one side, my backyard privacy is getting removed and my quiet is going away. Now every time their young sons scream and carry on, its piercing sound disturbs me even more. On the other side, my backyard extends by 10 feet and the mosquitos should be reduced by a great deal now. The sun will be extended by almost 2 hours on my patio. Hopefully, the fence they are planning on building by the end of the month should take care of some of the privacy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Great day running . . .

I just finished a great 5K run. I'm back on the saddle and loving it! It is a beautiful day here in Ottawa today and the weather is really helping my spirits. :)