Our MOVE Project was absolutely the best one we have done, having over 80 registered participants and 30+ activie particants each week. The goal of course was to run 100km in the 30 days of November. Many succeeded, but more important collectively we ran over 2900kms in 30 days. I am still blown away by that.
For me it has really re-ignighted my love of running as I have seen my treadmill pace per mile increase and my distance increase both our and in doors. I have been keeping up with it too I am happy to say, and am really starting to think about what it would take to get back to half marathon distance races again.
Full discloser I am mssing our little FB running community. There was something so satisfying and uplifting when making a post on the days you got out there. The support from everyone liking and making a quick, way to go, post was great. I feel like I want to do something like this again, and sooner then later.
I finally went to the doctor about a couple of issues that have come up in the last couple of weeks and hopefully on the path to better health.
Also full discloser I am not full vegetarian mode anymore, but I will say my diet is predominately vegetarian, like if there is 21 meals a week, I am probably at 18 meals vegetarian. So still keeping a very meat-reduction focus, and happy to report very little to no gout issues while doing that.
The toughest part of the year is nearly upon us though. Christmas season is so full of food goodness and "cheer" i dont know about you all, but for a fat guy, this is weight management hell haha.
Discipline is so key, I am trying to get myself ready for it, and I use my diabetes alot as an excuse not to indulge, and sugary treats I am pretty good to avoid, but the dips and bread, cheese platers, chips, and lil apps are the killers for me. I think its the mental game more then anything, if I start to make mental justifications then I am sunk. Like well you ran today, and you should run tomorrow so its okay to eat......everything haha. I feel like sometimes it would just be best if I was outfitted with a shock colar like some 80's sitcom, and everytime i reach for a nacho or spinach dip I have someone across the room send me a high frequency zap so I put the chip/bread/cracker loaded with more dip then it can physically hold back down and walk away slowly.
One trick I have used alot over the years and learned at a diabetes living session, was whenever you start to get that salivation going in your mouth for something, eat a mint or go brush your teeth. The mint flavor deadens the receptors in your mouth for the various flavors you may be craving. This works most of the time, except if you crave alot you may brush all the enamale off your teeth haha.
Happily I still have some enamale left, see how I do over the next month though, may just have nubs by January haha.
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan