And so it begins. Just a week away till I’m “officially” in Marathon training. After looking over several plans, I decided to stick with the Hal Higdon Novice 1 Marathon plan. Yes, I know I’m not a novice but I feel like I’m starting over and this is where I’m at right now. Besides I look at it as a starting point. If I determine that I can take it up a notch, you know that I will.
There was another training plan that caught my eye on Training Peaks. It was specific to Chicago, but it was also for a 4:30 marathon. Plus I already owned the Hal Higdon Plan, so I saved $80. I may down the road change to this plan, but not yet. First I need to start running again and see how that goes.
I’ve recently made some changes that have been helping. I’m not sure which one is helping but I don’t want to mess with either. First I added both a magnesium and Vitamin D supplements to my daily dose of things to take. Second and I’m finding much harder is that I’ve gone gluten free. I’m doing it because it may help with some of the symptoms that I’ve been having due to the hypoparathyroidism. I’ve got to say that I’ve actually felt “normal” these last few days. Not waking up feeling like Grandma. Not having leg pains. Feeling like my “old self” if you will. So I’m afraid to make any changes. You know what they say…
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
Now I have a sister who actually has celiac disease, so I know that going gluten free is a hard road to travel. I also know that many people go gluten free because it’s the new fad diet. I’ve never wanted to go gluten free, but I’m willing to try it now. It hasn’t been long and it might not even be the diet but the supplements, but something is working better. I am lucky though to have a sister who can guide me on this journey even if I don’t need to be as strict as she is with it. Right now, I’m in 100% because I feel that is the only way, but I will see where it leads.
What I do need to do is figure out how to carb load without bread and pasta!
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