norm57's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57 honoring boston. Monday I was sore after working in my yard all weekend. I had figured I wait to run on tuesday, then I saw the news. I grew up most of my life in Oklahoma, and still feel that pain. Then 9/11 and my heart broke again.

In watching the news this old man who runs to keep his numbers down, thought I have to do something to honor the people and make a statement.

I got my sore body up put on my running stuff, did my warm up and ran.

I ran for the little boy. I ran for the student. I ran to tell myself and anybody who watch that to stop doing this would mean the bomber won.

I ran 2 minutes faster than normal for my 3 miles. I, who has a bad habit of walking and running with my head down, ran with my head high. The world didn't know that I was honoring boston; but I did. and now you do.

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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:45:37 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2013/04/16/honoring_boston. http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2013/04/16/honoring_boston. Monday I was sore after working in my yard all weekend. I had figured I wait to run on tuesday, then I saw the news. I grew up most of my life in Oklahoma, and still feel that pain. Then 9/11 and my heart broke again.

In watching the news this old man who runs to keep his numbers down, thought I have to do something to honor the people and make a statement.

I got my sore body up put on my running stuff, did my warm up and ran.

I ran for the little boy. I ran for the student. I ran to tell myself and anybody who watch that to stop doing this would mean the bomber won.

I ran 2 minutes faster than normal for my 3 miles. I, who has a bad habit of walking and running with my head down, ran with my head high. The world didn't know that I was honoring boston; but I did. and now you do.

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cyst today gone tomorrow I had a cyst on my right eye lib removed today. Nothing major, 5 minutes and 1000 dollars(thank God for good insurance). Because of which I had to wear a eye patch for most of the afternoon. Now I wear a hat in the winter called a stormy kromer, it's warm on the bald head. This hat looks very much like Elmer Fub's hunting hat. So the kind folks at work all me "Elmer Fub" (aint they sweet). In having the eye patch and stormy kromer hat; well frankly I looked like a redneck pirate. Now, the redneck pirate did learn a few thing while having the patch on. 1. it's a pain in the butt having only one eye working. 2. kids aren't shy asking what wrong with your eye. 3.Moms and Dads are quite willing to lie to their kids when they don't know something. Example "Mom what wrong with the man's eye?" He puck it out while running with a stick, which is why I keep telling you not to do it. Running and a stick is dangerous. Do you believe me now" That was the biggest lie I heard walking around Walmart but every child got a intesting lie of how it happen. Kids ask, adults make up stuff. Tomorrow I'll be sore, have a black eye(maybe). If I do I think I'll go back to Walmart to hear about what caused it, as told by loving moms and dads.Foot in Mouth

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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:33:24 -0600 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/12/12/cyst_today_gone_tomorrow http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/12/12/cyst_today_gone_tomorrow I had a cyst on my right eye lib removed today. Nothing major, 5 minutes and 1000 dollars(thank God for good insurance). Because of which I had to wear a eye patch for most of the afternoon. Now I wear a hat in the winter called a stormy kromer, it's warm on the bald head. This hat looks very much like Elmer Fub's hunting hat. So the kind folks at work all me "Elmer Fub" (aint they sweet). In having the eye patch and stormy kromer hat; well frankly I looked like a redneck pirate. Now, the redneck pirate did learn a few thing while having the patch on. 1. it's a pain in the butt having only one eye working. 2. kids aren't shy asking what wrong with your eye. 3.Moms and Dads are quite willing to lie to their kids when they don't know something. Example "Mom what wrong with the man's eye?" He puck it out while running with a stick, which is why I keep telling you not to do it. Running and a stick is dangerous. Do you believe me now" That was the biggest lie I heard walking around Walmart but every child got a intesting lie of how it happen. Kids ask, adults make up stuff. Tomorrow I'll be sore, have a black eye(maybe). If I do I think I'll go back to Walmart to hear about what caused it, as told by loving moms and dads.Foot in Mouth

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comfirming my weirdness I have no children, but my brothers do. I enjoy making them think of me as their weird uncle. I do this by sending them weird texts. The oldest boy is getting married next year. So, I give him marriage and/or survival tips.

I recently sent one that said "survival tip #103 never call your mother-in-law sir."

another said the most important thing in a marriage is two t.v. s.

once in a while I actually give good advice. Example Never plan to fly standby on your honeymoon. My best was: marry someone who whenever you see them after 8 hrs. gone away from you that you always smile when seeing them.

didn't help my weirdness points. but it's good stuff.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:11:33 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/09/13/comfirming_my_weirdness http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/09/13/comfirming_my_weirdness I have no children, but my brothers do. I enjoy making them think of me as their weird uncle. I do this by sending them weird texts. The oldest boy is getting married next year. So, I give him marriage and/or survival tips.

I recently sent one that said "survival tip #103 never call your mother-in-law sir."

another said the most important thing in a marriage is two t.v. s.

once in a while I actually give good advice. Example Never plan to fly standby on your honeymoon. My best was: marry someone who whenever you see them after 8 hrs. gone away from you that you always smile when seeing them.

didn't help my weirdness points. but it's good stuff.

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some like it hot....NOT. I live in the part of the u.s that is hot. Yesterday it was only 108.  Even my dogs are running outside doing their bathroom stuff. Then run back in. There has been a posting asking how heat effect diabetes. I don't know, so you ain't gettin a answer from me. I know that if sweating was a sport, lately I would be world class.

Last night I dreamed of a 28 inch snowstorm we had a couple years ago. I fear my coming electric bill. Now I have to wait till almost 9:00 p.m. take my runs.

There is a song there that says hot, hot, hot. I hate that song right now. And the old movie "some like it hot" causes me to say NOT, NOT, NOT. 

When your praying for the lower 90's it's hot.

I didn't even mention the need for rain.

Did I mention it's HOT!

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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:33:21 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/07/30/some_like_it_hot....not. http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/07/30/some_like_it_hot....not. I live in the part of the u.s that is hot. Yesterday it was only 108.  Even my dogs are running outside doing their bathroom stuff. Then run back in. There has been a posting asking how heat effect diabetes. I don't know, so you ain't gettin a answer from me. I know that if sweating was a sport, lately I would be world class.

Last night I dreamed of a 28 inch snowstorm we had a couple years ago. I fear my coming electric bill. Now I have to wait till almost 9:00 p.m. take my runs.

There is a song there that says hot, hot, hot. I hate that song right now. And the old movie "some like it hot" causes me to say NOT, NOT, NOT. 

When your praying for the lower 90's it's hot.

I didn't even mention the need for rain.

Did I mention it's HOT!

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fat man running in the heat Let me start by tell you that ideal temp. to run distance is below 60 degrees. Long distance runner prefer under 50 f. Keeping that in mind I am going to tell you what happens in a fat man's head while he is running 3-4 miles in 98 degree heat. So come with me for a few moments, your are invited to a belief visit in my nearly working mind.

When you run in heat you must get ready first hyrdated, proper dress,(no one wants to see me shirtless, me for one). Special running shorts, a thing called anti monkey butt powder (for anti friction, think about it).

Now your ready to warm up, yes warm up in 98 degrees heat. After 15 minutes of that we off...

For the first five minutes you wonder why you are doing this, and feeling how you body is doing. It takes about 15 minutes for me to know how I am doing.

However,  after only 10 minutes in the heat, I'm sweating like a turkey before thanksgiving. At this point you start look for shade, any shade from tree, house, telephone pole.

"look more shade change to that side of the street, watch for car stupid nearly got hit. look there more shade, no that where that rottie lives, I'll miss that shade.

After 15 into the run; "Look at the rabbits aren't they cute. I wonder if I could catch one, didn't think so, that was what a waste of time. look more shade. feeling good, maybe go for a hour today."

25 minutes in. "look the pond and shade yes sir, yes sir , yes sir, hey that's a blue heron I think, beautiful, careful goose droppings, watch out baby goose, that must be the dad there, and his not happy. He is after me, run faster old man run faster. That bird doesn't like me. faster, faster. maybe he doesn't like my aftershave"

40 minutes " kids in that pool I love to jump in. but I'm wetter that they are. My head starting, my mouth is dry, I better go home, I am hardly sweating any more, look more shade maybe I live here for while, no just half mile to get home, and water and cool, cool air. Maybe a cup of coffee"

48 minutes in. turn around you just passed the house. look the dogs are waiting on me. boy it's it hot."  After that I got a drink and did my cool down for 10 minutes. I didn't you give all of it. Too many people think I'm nutts already.

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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 23:08:12 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/07/14/fat_man_running_in_the_heat http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/07/14/fat_man_running_in_the_heat Let me start by tell you that ideal temp. to run distance is below 60 degrees. Long distance runner prefer under 50 f. Keeping that in mind I am going to tell you what happens in a fat man's head while he is running 3-4 miles in 98 degree heat. So come with me for a few moments, your are invited to a belief visit in my nearly working mind.

When you run in heat you must get ready first hyrdated, proper dress,(no one wants to see me shirtless, me for one). Special running shorts, a thing called anti monkey butt powder (for anti friction, think about it).

Now your ready to warm up, yes warm up in 98 degrees heat. After 15 minutes of that we off...

For the first five minutes you wonder why you are doing this, and feeling how you body is doing. It takes about 15 minutes for me to know how I am doing.

However,  after only 10 minutes in the heat, I'm sweating like a turkey before thanksgiving. At this point you start look for shade, any shade from tree, house, telephone pole.

"look more shade change to that side of the street, watch for car stupid nearly got hit. look there more shade, no that where that rottie lives, I'll miss that shade.

After 15 into the run; "Look at the rabbits aren't they cute. I wonder if I could catch one, didn't think so, that was what a waste of time. look more shade. feeling good, maybe go for a hour today."

25 minutes in. "look the pond and shade yes sir, yes sir , yes sir, hey that's a blue heron I think, beautiful, careful goose droppings, watch out baby goose, that must be the dad there, and his not happy. He is after me, run faster old man run faster. That bird doesn't like me. faster, faster. maybe he doesn't like my aftershave"

40 minutes " kids in that pool I love to jump in. but I'm wetter that they are. My head starting, my mouth is dry, I better go home, I am hardly sweating any more, look more shade maybe I live here for while, no just half mile to get home, and water and cool, cool air. Maybe a cup of coffee"

48 minutes in. turn around you just passed the house. look the dogs are waiting on me. boy it's it hot."  After that I got a drink and did my cool down for 10 minutes. I didn't you give all of it. Too many people think I'm nutts already.

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staycation My wife and I just finished a one week staycation. We were going half way across the U.S but things came up. Rather than going back to work we decided to do day trips. We live in a area that we can make to Branson Mo and Eureka Springs Ark. in a couple hours of admittedly crooked driving.

Honestly, around here a straight road around here is rare. So you don't even worry about it. 

We drove, we shopped, saw shows, and slept in our own bed. Didn't have to make sure the motel would allow dogs. The weather was great. Going thru the ozarks smelling the flowers. (Once we passed a chicken house which was a smell that could put you back on red meat.) Most the time it was lilacs, etc.

It was a good deal cheaper than planned time. Also being so close to home we ate more meals at home which help me against the vacation numbers highs.

 Honestly, it was one the best times we have had in years. No hours in the car, no lines in the airport, no wife complaining about hearing that same trout fishing in america c.d. for the two hundred and sixty eight time while doing the trip. no looking for a clean restroom. No one looking funny at you when you ask "ya'll served that with grits and cornbead, or biskets with gravey" (I cannot write hillbilly sorry if you from north of miami oklahoma you ear would tell ya'll. by the way around here it's ya'll not you all)

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Tue, 05 Jun 2012 21:21:13 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/06/05/staycation http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/06/05/staycation My wife and I just finished a one week staycation. We were going half way across the U.S but things came up. Rather than going back to work we decided to do day trips. We live in a area that we can make to Branson Mo and Eureka Springs Ark. in a couple hours of admittedly crooked driving.

Honestly, around here a straight road around here is rare. So you don't even worry about it. 

We drove, we shopped, saw shows, and slept in our own bed. Didn't have to make sure the motel would allow dogs. The weather was great. Going thru the ozarks smelling the flowers. (Once we passed a chicken house which was a smell that could put you back on red meat.) Most the time it was lilacs, etc.

It was a good deal cheaper than planned time. Also being so close to home we ate more meals at home which help me against the vacation numbers highs.

 Honestly, it was one the best times we have had in years. No hours in the car, no lines in the airport, no wife complaining about hearing that same trout fishing in america c.d. for the two hundred and sixty eight time while doing the trip. no looking for a clean restroom. No one looking funny at you when you ask "ya'll served that with grits and cornbead, or biskets with gravey" (I cannot write hillbilly sorry if you from north of miami oklahoma you ear would tell ya'll. by the way around here it's ya'll not you all)

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being the caretaker I was wondering how many diabetics are caretakers? Currently my wife as bad summer cold. I know, that doesn't make me a caretaker, but I'm not normally the one who remembers who take the meds or not. But, who has to in additional take care of yourself, has to care for someone else. As, I recently become a senior, and have no children, wonder how in 2o years I will manage to care for my wife and myself.

I been thinking about this for a while.  How am I going to take care of my wife and myself. It is one one the major reasons that I'm that I trying to become as heathly as possible. I can deal with me being sick, but when my wife is sick. I become a major pain trying to take care of her bugging her to death. Can I do something for you? What can I do for you.

What happen in the future I don't know. But I'm trying get ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun, 13 May 2012 14:41:35 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/05/13/being_the_caretaker http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/05/13/being_the_caretaker I was wondering how many diabetics are caretakers? Currently my wife as bad summer cold. I know, that doesn't make me a caretaker, but I'm not normally the one who remembers who take the meds or not. But, who has to in additional take care of yourself, has to care for someone else. As, I recently become a senior, and have no children, wonder how in 2o years I will manage to care for my wife and myself.

I been thinking about this for a while.  How am I going to take care of my wife and myself. It is one one the major reasons that I'm that I trying to become as heathly as possible. I can deal with me being sick, but when my wife is sick. I become a major pain trying to take care of her bugging her to death. Can I do something for you? What can I do for you.

What happen in the future I don't know. But I'm trying get ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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sometimes I'm a genius sometimes stupid I have a fairly small lawn. app 5000 sf. I use a reel mower. That is a mover that is human powered. You may have might seen this type. One which several blades turn as you push. Actually it is less dangerous that most motor power mowers.

I use it for a number reasons. I use it as a exercise tool. Plus no fuel cost. Cheaper to purchased. I done it for six years now.

Now, my neighbors and people who pass by. Have different views of me. Sometimes I'm a genius to them, sometimes I stupid. I'm still taking about what how I cut grass. I hope!

When gas prices are low I am stupid, and get comments pointing this out. When prices are up I'm genius and people ask were they can get one.Undecided I'm not really sure if either view is correct, but my lawn looks good.

Look price of gas went up. I am a genius again.Wink

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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:19:26 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/04/13/sometimes_im_a_genius_sometimes_stupid http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/04/13/sometimes_im_a_genius_sometimes_stupid I have a fairly small lawn. app 5000 sf. I use a reel mower. That is a mover that is human powered. You may have might seen this type. One which several blades turn as you push. Actually it is less dangerous that most motor power mowers.

I use it for a number reasons. I use it as a exercise tool. Plus no fuel cost. Cheaper to purchased. I done it for six years now.

Now, my neighbors and people who pass by. Have different views of me. Sometimes I'm a genius to them, sometimes I stupid. I'm still taking about what how I cut grass. I hope!

When gas prices are low I am stupid, and get comments pointing this out. When prices are up I'm genius and people ask were they can get one.Undecided I'm not really sure if either view is correct, but my lawn looks good.

Look price of gas went up. I am a genius again.Wink

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have dog will run after I have found a third work out. Walking up and down the neighborhood calling for your dog that thinks that the 15 lbs cat needs to have a 9lbs dog run after it.

So off I go down the street yelling "pebbles" (and the other dog is not bambam). Now my wife named the dog. There are a moments in a man's life when your wife goes with her second idea and you are overjoyed. 

Now pebbles is half terrorist and half dashhound. I'm sorry that  should be half jack russell, well maybe not. She look like a sweetie and is with humans is. But with other dogs or cats she thinks she's mike tyson.

So here I am walking down the street calling pebbles. My wife wanted at first to name her (and I'm not kidding) Sugerbutt. Why I don't know, but I thank God she didn't. I could just see myself walking down the street/s "calling sugerbutt, where are you sugerbutt, come here sugerbutt. I spend 45 minutes running, yelling walking for Pebbles.

Finally, I spotted her on one side a of a fence, trying to attack the very large boxer on the other side. The boxer just looked at her like...please get real.

I ran and picked her up. Sweating, mad, breathing hard, thankful I got her, talking to her like she understood. At one point I said if your name was sugerbutt I don't know if I would have gone after you. Actually I would have God help me.

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Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:02:45 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/31/have_dog_will_run_after_ http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/31/have_dog_will_run_after_ I have found a third work out. Walking up and down the neighborhood calling for your dog that thinks that the 15 lbs cat needs to have a 9lbs dog run after it.

So off I go down the street yelling "pebbles" (and the other dog is not bambam). Now my wife named the dog. There are a moments in a man's life when your wife goes with her second idea and you are overjoyed. 

Now pebbles is half terrorist and half dashhound. I'm sorry that  should be half jack russell, well maybe not. She look like a sweetie and is with humans is. But with other dogs or cats she thinks she's mike tyson.

So here I am walking down the street calling pebbles. My wife wanted at first to name her (and I'm not kidding) Sugerbutt. Why I don't know, but I thank God she didn't. I could just see myself walking down the street/s "calling sugerbutt, where are you sugerbutt, come here sugerbutt. I spend 45 minutes running, yelling walking for Pebbles.

Finally, I spotted her on one side a of a fence, trying to attack the very large boxer on the other side. The boxer just looked at her like...please get real.

I ran and picked her up. Sweating, mad, breathing hard, thankful I got her, talking to her like she understood. At one point I said if your name was sugerbutt I don't know if I would have gone after you. Actually I would have God help me.

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ready, aim, wait maybe This week they put up a notice that you cannot eat at your work area. Now the idea came about a guy was eating while working making cloth. We make cloth and other stuff for planes.

On planes thickness and weight on everything matters even cloth. I won't go into boring details but little pieces of food impregnates into the cloth. making the cloth a reject. My call, loads of fun, makes everybody mad. Problem is this has never happen in my six years. Bad production yes food no. 

  To stop this, out came the notice No Food Allowed at work station. I've gone low a couple times on the job. So, I quickly got my speech stated in my head about having to have something at times. Then there was a line if you have a medical reason for eatting at your station you need to tell your supervisior and provide a written medical cert. of the reason.

Now there are five diabetics in the plant and 3 of 3 in my department of Quality Control. My boss is one of the 3. I have a real problem telling a diabetic about the problem/s of going low. But what grinds my wheat is having to provide a medical cert.

So I started to change my speech in my head. Telling the other diabetic "have you seen that notice. Bring a doctor's note. what are we in junior high?"

She said you know how they are, in two week forgotten.

So there I was speech ready. I was going to my bosses boss (wrote the notice), had him in my sights. So taking her advise wait to see if they forget. But if they make a big thing about this fire. 

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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:44:25 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/27/ready,_aim,_wait_maybe http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/27/ready,_aim,_wait_maybe This week they put up a notice that you cannot eat at your work area. Now the idea came about a guy was eating while working making cloth. We make cloth and other stuff for planes.

On planes thickness and weight on everything matters even cloth. I won't go into boring details but little pieces of food impregnates into the cloth. making the cloth a reject. My call, loads of fun, makes everybody mad. Problem is this has never happen in my six years. Bad production yes food no. 

  To stop this, out came the notice No Food Allowed at work station. I've gone low a couple times on the job. So, I quickly got my speech stated in my head about having to have something at times. Then there was a line if you have a medical reason for eatting at your station you need to tell your supervisior and provide a written medical cert. of the reason.

Now there are five diabetics in the plant and 3 of 3 in my department of Quality Control. My boss is one of the 3. I have a real problem telling a diabetic about the problem/s of going low. But what grinds my wheat is having to provide a medical cert.

So I started to change my speech in my head. Telling the other diabetic "have you seen that notice. Bring a doctor's note. what are we in junior high?"

She said you know how they are, in two week forgotten.

So there I was speech ready. I was going to my bosses boss (wrote the notice), had him in my sights. So taking her advise wait to see if they forget. But if they make a big thing about this fire. 

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gripey too. I have five other diabetics that I work with. Now, I know that as a group we (diabetic) are a bit moody. Mostly due to the way diabetes make you feel at time. There are times my wife says check you number your being a real pain.

Then there are the people who blame being in a bad mood on their number being up. One person has high numbers every Monday, not any other day. It doesn't make a different he has a hangover and has partied all weekend. But he say it is his number is up.

Another person blame her number is anytimes she is told she wrong. In less than ten seconds after the fact she's told she've made a mistake. She becomes gripey and blames it on her number.

Come on your a human being if your having a bad day or have partied all weekend don't blame diabetes. Hay I can shift into gripey in a minute, but I've always been a bit of horse's rear. However, I blame it on me. I even have a saying "if your going to a horse's rear, be a cyledale not a shetland pony".  Everybody got to have a talent. hahaha norm

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Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:15:35 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/23/gripey_too. http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/23/gripey_too. I have five other diabetics that I work with. Now, I know that as a group we (diabetic) are a bit moody. Mostly due to the way diabetes make you feel at time. There are times my wife says check you number your being a real pain.

Then there are the people who blame being in a bad mood on their number being up. One person has high numbers every Monday, not any other day. It doesn't make a different he has a hangover and has partied all weekend. But he say it is his number is up.

Another person blame her number is anytimes she is told she wrong. In less than ten seconds after the fact she's told she've made a mistake. She becomes gripey and blames it on her number.

Come on your a human being if your having a bad day or have partied all weekend don't blame diabetes. Hay I can shift into gripey in a minute, but I've always been a bit of horse's rear. However, I blame it on me. I even have a saying "if your going to a horse's rear, be a cyledale not a shetland pony".  Everybody got to have a talent. hahaha norm

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fat man running-beginings How I became a fat man running.

For the first two years after diagnosis day, I walked. But I wasn't losing weight.

We -my wife and I are fellow travelers in my journey with diabetes. Just as we are fellow travelers in her arthritis journey.- thought that I should exercise more as well as taking meds.

I started walking my girls(dogs) 30 minutes a day, six days a week. The girls didn't like the rain, or cold etc. So I started biking, problem was to burn the same calories as a 30 minute run you need a hour ride. Plus a run at 28 degrees is cold a bike ride at 20 mph is cold as a polar bears paw (you thought I was going to say something else didn't you!)

 So after two years I started walking again for 30 minutes in the middle of the walk started running 1 minute, then 2. Suddenly I was doing 5, 6, 8 and then 15.

I was losing 2 to 5 lbs a week. My testing was always under 120. At this point a purchased my first good pair of running. Good running shoes reduced feet problems and good wicking socks help with blisters. A diabetic with foot problem ain't good!

This was hard, for I am CHEAP. I have a 11 yr old car I got new. I got a sweater that's 25 years old. The bike I rode I got in 1984. But the idea of shoes that I would wear five hrs a week for Six Months for over $100.00 and a pair socks for $15.00. Caused me not to smile the first time I ran in them. But I did and my bristers went away. Yesterday I ran one hour.

I am slower that a turtle, but I have found a way to speed up. A rottie on your rear. Yes I had to do the joke.

 

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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:49:04 -0500 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/14/fat_man_running-beginings http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/14/fat_man_running-beginings How I became a fat man running.

For the first two years after diagnosis day, I walked. But I wasn't losing weight.

We -my wife and I are fellow travelers in my journey with diabetes. Just as we are fellow travelers in her arthritis journey.- thought that I should exercise more as well as taking meds.

I started walking my girls(dogs) 30 minutes a day, six days a week. The girls didn't like the rain, or cold etc. So I started biking, problem was to burn the same calories as a 30 minute run you need a hour ride. Plus a run at 28 degrees is cold a bike ride at 20 mph is cold as a polar bears paw (you thought I was going to say something else didn't you!)

 So after two years I started walking again for 30 minutes in the middle of the walk started running 1 minute, then 2. Suddenly I was doing 5, 6, 8 and then 15.

I was losing 2 to 5 lbs a week. My testing was always under 120. At this point a purchased my first good pair of running. Good running shoes reduced feet problems and good wicking socks help with blisters. A diabetic with foot problem ain't good!

This was hard, for I am CHEAP. I have a 11 yr old car I got new. I got a sweater that's 25 years old. The bike I rode I got in 1984. But the idea of shoes that I would wear five hrs a week for Six Months for over $100.00 and a pair socks for $15.00. Caused me not to smile the first time I ran in them. But I did and my bristers went away. Yesterday I ran one hour.

I am slower that a turtle, but I have found a way to speed up. A rottie on your rear. Yes I had to do the joke.

 

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fat man running For the past two and half years I have been a runner. My a1c have average 5.4, and I have lost 75 lbs.  However, I'm still a large fellow. I have only sixty more lbs to go. But, I am still a fat man running.

What has been a surprice is how many reactions I get while running. Many are very nice, many are not, and some are just dumd some rude. I had a man stop me last summer in the mists of our heat wave. He said we see you all the time and you inspire us.  A lady stop me yesterday saying you've lost "a ton". I wish I could do it."

My very thoughtful answer was get on a pair of shoes and walk around the block. My thought being the old saying a trip of a 1000 miles begins with a single step which I did tell her. I even said a come back in ten minutes and go along. (I was doing a 4 miler and wanted to finish). She passed.

More often you get a head out of he car yelling earth quake. I did say some were rude. Some are dumd and funny at the same time. The funnest was one day it was 38 degrees with wind chill of 25. Teenagers sticks his head out saying "man do you know how cold it is?" He is in warm car. I'm out in the cold sweating and he want to know if I know it's cold. Honestly, I wanted to say nope cannot be I'm sweating, must be 80 degree, here your sign. But when they are in a 4000lbs  car and your not; you smile and go on.

It's not easy, It is cold, hot, wet, painful, and wonderful depending on the day. However, when I go for my six months check up and doc says 5.1.  I go home do 4 more miles smiling.

 

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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:22:27 -0600 http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/10/fat_man_running http://diabetescommunity.dlife.com/norm57/blog/2012/03/10/fat_man_running For the past two and half years I have been a runner. My a1c have average 5.4, and I have lost 75 lbs.  However, I'm still a large fellow. I have only sixty more lbs to go. But, I am still a fat man running.

What has been a surprice is how many reactions I get while running. Many are very nice, many are not, and some are just dumd some rude. I had a man stop me last summer in the mists of our heat wave. He said we see you all the time and you inspire us.  A lady stop me yesterday saying you've lost "a ton". I wish I could do it."

My very thoughtful answer was get on a pair of shoes and walk around the block. My thought being the old saying a trip of a 1000 miles begins with a single step which I did tell her. I even said a come back in ten minutes and go along. (I was doing a 4 miler and wanted to finish). She passed.

More often you get a head out of he car yelling earth quake. I did say some were rude. Some are dumd and funny at the same time. The funnest was one day it was 38 degrees with wind chill of 25. Teenagers sticks his head out saying "man do you know how cold it is?" He is in warm car. I'm out in the cold sweating and he want to know if I know it's cold. Honestly, I wanted to say nope cannot be I'm sweating, must be 80 degree, here your sign. But when they are in a 4000lbs  car and your not; you smile and go on.

It's not easy, It is cold, hot, wet, painful, and wonderful depending on the day. However, when I go for my six months check up and doc says 5.1.  I go home do 4 more miles smiling.

 

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