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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    Thanks, I'll let her know. Do you up the difficulty level on the swim for having to dodge gators?
    Tell her she doesn't have to be faster than the gators, only faster then the person swimming next to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Tell her she doesn't have to be faster than the gators, only faster then the person swimming next to her.
    Good point.

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    Heading out this afternoon for Florida to take on the Ironman challenge. Whether I am able to complete it or not, this whole experience the past year has been amazing. You never realize what you have in yourself until you set your mind out to accomplish a task. If you would have told me a few years ago I would spend an entire year getting up at 4:50 a.m. 3-5 days a week then working out again a lot of those same days I would have said you are crazy. In the past year I would say I have swam near 150 miles, between spinning and biking near 2000 miles, and run in excess of 1000 miles. I would normally split between the disciplines 11-14 hours per week. This does not include any of the core, yoga, stretching, of limited strength training I did through the year. Sad part is my training is more considered on the minimal side These events are all about the journey to get there. The race itself is more of just the reward.

    So, pray for calm waters and limited wind for me

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    I love working out, it facinates me. I can watch people do it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrambler View Post
    I love working out, it facinates me. I can watch people do it all the time.
    Amen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Heading out this afternoon for Florida to take on the Ironman challenge. Whether I am able to complete it or not, this whole experience the past year has been amazing. You never realize what you have in yourself until you set your mind out to accomplish a task. If you would have told me a few years ago I would spend an entire year getting up at 4:50 a.m. 3-5 days a week then working out again a lot of those same days I would have said you are crazy. In the past year I would say I have swam near 150 miles, between spinning and biking near 2000 miles, and run in excess of 1000 miles. I would normally split between the disciplines 11-14 hours per week. This does not include any of the core, yoga, stretching, of limited strength training I did through the year. Sad part is my training is more considered on the minimal side These events are all about the journey to get there. The race itself is more of just the reward.

    So, pray for calm waters and limited wind for me
    Good luck man and I hope the ocean is as calm as possible for you. Can you follow along your progress as the day goes by as you could with Louisville?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Heading out this afternoon for Florida to take on the Ironman challenge. Whether I am able to complete it or not, this whole experience the past year has been amazing. You never realize what you have in yourself until you set your mind out to accomplish a task. If you would have told me a few years ago I would spend an entire year getting up at 4:50 a.m. 3-5 days a week then working out again a lot of those same days I would have said you are crazy. In the past year I would say I have swam near 150 miles, between spinning and biking near 2000 miles, and run in excess of 1000 miles. I would normally split between the disciplines 11-14 hours per week. This does not include any of the core, yoga, stretching, of limited strength training I did through the year. Sad part is my training is more considered on the minimal side These events are all about the journey to get there. The race itself is more of just the reward.

    So, pray for calm waters and limited wind for me
    Good luck. Keep your mind on the finish and push though it. You got this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    Good luck man and I hope the ocean is as calm as possible for you. Can you follow along your progress as the day goes by as you could with Louisville?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Yes.
    How?

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    I need to find some new running shoes, any one have suggestions without breaking the bank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I need to find some new running shoes, any one have suggestions without breaking the bank?
    Define breaking the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Heading out this afternoon for Florida to take on the Ironman challenge. Whether I am able to complete it or not, this whole experience the past year has been amazing. You never realize what you have in yourself until you set your mind out to accomplish a task. If you would have told me a few years ago I would spend an entire year getting up at 4:50 a.m. 3-5 days a week then working out again a lot of those same days I would have said you are crazy. In the past year I would say I have swam near 150 miles, between spinning and biking near 2000 miles, and run in excess of 1000 miles. I would normally split between the disciplines 11-14 hours per week. This does not include any of the core, yoga, stretching, of limited strength training I did through the year. Sad part is my training is more considered on the minimal side These events are all about the journey to get there. The race itself is more of just the reward.

    So, pray for calm waters and limited wind for me
    I don't know what it is like in the panhandle, but it's been beautiful here the last couple of days, high today was 80, lows have been in the upper 50s. Light winds. According to the news last night, the Gulf water temperature is 75.

    What you are doing, I can only dream about. That is absolutely amazing. Good luck to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I need to find some new running shoes, any one have suggestions without breaking the bank?
    Try going to runningwharehouse.com

    That is where I bought a pair of Asics DS-Trainers for $69 (free shipping and no sales tax) Go through the runblogger website and get another 10% off.

    I've purchased all my running clothes, gloves, shoes, gps watch, and running hats from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    I don't know what it is like in the panhandle, but it's been beautiful here the last couple of days, high today was 80, lows have been in the upper 50s. Light winds. According to the news last night, the Gulf water temperature is 75.

    What you are doing, I can only dream about. That is absolutely amazing. Good luck to you.
    I'll second what swamprat said. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I need to find some new running shoes, any one have suggestions without breaking the bank?
    There's a place in Newport, Bob Ronker's Running Spot. I'm guessing it may be pricey. I have always held the belief that you are only as good as your shoes. I don't skimp when it comes to my footware.

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    Anyone know these guys? I actually know a couple of these people.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...1020802&Ref=PH

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    I'm guessing wrong thread^

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    No, I just thought a local steroid bust made sense with a fitness thread. I missed the new thread on it.

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    Followed up with the doctor today.

    My blood test.

    PSA was 1.0, now is 0.7
    TSH was 4.9, now is 1.13
    Total Cholesterol was 217, now is 170
    HDL was 36, now is 38
    LDL was 166, now is 111
    Triglycerides was 151, now is 98
    Glucose was 95, now is 95
    HA1C was 4.4, now is 4.3
    Hemoglobin now 13.3

    Looks great, right?

    I left one out --> Uric Acid was 6.4 now is 7.2 (should be below 6. Above 6.9 is considered dangerous.)

    That uric acid level has become the bane of my existence. Everything is going to have to change and I've had to rethink what my goals are and how I'm going to get there. I had planned on signing up for the Gasparilla Distance Classic 5+3K next March with my daughter, but that's been nixed.

    Running is out and walking is out, too. The pain caused by the gout/arthritis in my right ankle has gotten to the point that I simply can't do it anymore. The walks themselves bring on the attacks. I thought that was nuts, until my doctor explained as to why they do. The Allopurinol, that I now take to prevent attacks, actually causes the attackes when I walk by routing uric acid to my ankle, where the arthritis resides, instead of out through my kidneys. Doesn't matter how much water I drink either, though it's worse if I don't drink enough. Also, when walking, the ankle gets cold, as the body rushes blood to the thighs and hips, aggravating the gout/arthritis even more. My 5 miles of walking a day is over. Blows chunks. I enjoyed that more than anything.

    While working through this gout thing, I've maintained between 60 and 70 lbs. down from initial weight. At the doctors, today, I weighed in 67 down. However, I've been back to 60 several times in the last month. Can't seem to get a rhythm, like I had. Until the doc and I can get the Allopurinol levels right, I'm basically a vegetarian. I take in little fat or protein, which is a problem. Since I have to stay away from dried beans, lentils, and peas, too, I'm having a little trouble getting enough protein. No meat, chicken, or fish and no beer. I've tried to work dairy, in the form of cheese, back in to take care of the protein and supplement the veggies.

    However, having said all of that, I actually feel better than I did 5 months ago, when I decided on this life style change and have no intention of stopping, now. I'm concentrating on biking now. So far, things have worked well, but I'm not pushing it. I don't want this crap moving into my knees. I would still like to get to the point where I can ride to and from work daily, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Followed up with the doctor today.

    My blood test.

    PSA was 3.5, now is 0.7
    TSH was 4.9, now is 1.13
    Total Cholesterol was 217, now is 170
    HDL was 36, now is 38
    LDL was 166, now is 111
    Triglycerides was 151, now is 98
    Glucose was 95, now is 95
    HA1C was 4.4, now is 4.3
    Hemoglobin now 13.3

    Looks great, right?

    I left one out --> Uric Acid was 6.4 now is 7.2 (should be below 6. Above 6.9 is considered dangerous.)

    That uric acid level has become the bane of my existence. Everything is going to have to change and I've had to rethink what my goals are and how I'm going to get there. I had planned on signing up for the Gasparilla Distance Classic 5+3K next March with my daughter, but that's been nixed.

    Running is out and walking is out, too. The pain caused by the gout/arthritis in my right ankle has gotten to the point that I simply can't do it anymore. The walks themselves bring on the attacks. I thought that was nuts, until my doctor explained as to why they do. The Allopurinol, that I now take to prevent attacks, actually causes the attackes when I walk by routing uric acid to my ankle, where the arthritis resides, instead of out through my kidneys. Doesn't matter how much water I drink either, though it's worse if I don't drink enough. Also, when walking, the ankle gets cold, as the body rushes blood to the thighs and hips, aggravating the gout/arthritis even more. My 5 miles of walking a day is over. Blows chunks. I enjoyed that more than anything.

    While working through this gout thing, I've maintained between 60 and 70 lbs. down from initial weight. At the doctors, today, I weighed in 67 down. However, I've been back to 60 several times in the last month. Can't seem to get a rhythm, like I had. Until the doc and I can get the Allopurinol levels right, I'm basically a vegetarian. I take in little fat or protein, which is a problem. Since I have to stay away from dried beans, lentils, and peas, too, I'm having a little trouble getting enough protein. No meat, chicken, or fish and no beer. I've tried to work dairy, in the form of cheese, back in to take care of the protein and supplement the veggies.

    However, having said all of that, I actually feel better than I did 5 months ago, when I decided on this life style change and have no intention of stopping, now. I'm concentrating on biking now. So far, things have worked well, but I'm not pushing it. I don't want this crap moving into my knees. I would still like to get to the point where I can ride to and from work daily, though.
    Very sorry to hear about the news. I hurt my leg, and while not nearly as serious I can definitely empathize with you on not being able to do the fitness activity you enjoy.

    Concerning the protein could you take the protein powders or protein bars?