The heart PVCs being number one and having the broadest range of causes. That led me to increase carbs, cut out coffee, and dig in on electrolytes. Increasing carbs went down in the form of including more processed foods and served the other purpose of getting rid of any stress related to me being “paleo enough.” So, for february up until now I pretty much have been eating what I want with no particular dogma attached to it. Suffice it to say I put 5 pounds back on and have had a return of sinus issues.
Caffeine was not a cause or contributing factor, I saw no increase or decrease in the events on decaf or full joe. Decaf fucking sucks. I did cut out salt and have no plan to put it back in, I think there’s enough in everything else.
I’m pretty convinced the biggest factor was stress. Coming to terms with my daughter getting ready to come for a stay and changing jobs have led to a damn near complete stop of the events. Following and listening your heart is no bullshit. Since leaving the assholes of the evil dot com and taking a spot at a dot org I have had ZERO heart events.
I also dropped my kettlebell out of fear of adding stress so my activity level since February has been that of a house cat. Late last year I signed up for the Warrior Dash just to prove I could do it and have some fun. With the life changes I was real close to bailing out and just having a few days in the mountains. A friend of mine urged me to go ahead and do it. So I did. I’m proud of me. I never thought I’d get over that wall and yet I crushed it. I faced neck deep water too and for a grown ass man who can’t swim it’s a big deal.
Now I’m charged up and motivated. I’ve done about 400 swings this week with no ill effects. This is a sign of things to come.
I understand this post is a bit all over the place but so what who cares? Lots of #nothing to come.
As my hands tingle from getting back in the warmth of the house, I just rode 3.3 miles in 20 minutes 13 seconds on the trusty bike. It’s 34 degrees outside and I suspect it may have been smart to have sleeves and gloves. Oh well, I read cold therapy was good for you, John Durant jumps into icy water so a 34 degree bike ride should be no big deal. I’m hoping some cycling will help me get ready for the Warrior Dash.
I decided to sign up for Warrior Dash in May. I have never been a runner in my adult life. As a teen I could run longer than some but I was never fast. I remember doing a mile in 8 minutes back in like 5th grade after a year of PE. This morning I figured I should at least try and get something going on my off days this month from 200 swings a day. I chose to walk 2 miles, in the cold, through the hood, with no weapons. The dogs on the left are friendly and the dogs on the right are not. Luckily they are chained. It took me 39 minutes to walk 2 miles. I’ll do it again tomorrow. I never really got winded, I’ll blame the kettlebell for that.