Whoa, it's been a while since I've blogged. The past few weeks have been very trying. A couple of weeks ago my company laid off 10% of its employees. Fortunately, I survived. Unfortunately, my workload has tripled, nay quadrupled and is feeling a bit overwhelming at them moment. In addition, my wife's health continues to show little if any improvement. Consequently, she's still on short-term disability and for those of you who've been on that, you know how much it affects your finances. Basically, it's like collecting unemployment or about 60% of your paycheck. So, we've been under considerable financial strain for the past couple of months and the doctors have been dragging their feet on filing paperwork so she can get her benefits, as well as actually finding out what is wrong with her. Oh, and to top all of that off, I've been battling a nagging foot injury that just won't go away. I went to see a podiatrist today and she taped up my foot and asked that I run with it that way to see if it would relieve any of the pain I experience during my post-run. Well, as I type and have yet to run on it, it actually hurts worse now. Before I went to see her it didn't bother me at all when I walked. Oy vey! Anyway, I'm going to keep it on overnight to see how it feels tomorrow. If it still hurts, I'm taking it off. She was also highly recommending getting orthotics because of my flat feet (can't say I'm too keen on that idea). So, life's been a real peach lately. On the positive side, I'm still staying strong on the Paleo diet and have completed 12 weeks!! Woot! So, that's where I'm at right now in life. I'm trying to stay positive and keep plugging away. I've got the Kettle 100 looming up in 3 weeks and I'm a bit concerned about finishing it now because my training has been suffering due to the excessive amount of time I've had to put towards taking care of my wife and son by doing almost everything. I feel like I'm a single parent of 2 kids!!
Anyway, enough rambling(bitching) about my life. Here's some kick-ass reading about cholesterol that will get you thinking (or mad, in my case - I hate being lied to).
The Great Cholesterol Myth
Also, a big congrats to all of the Superior 50K finishers out there! I've been reading it was a chilly one, but beautiful nonetheless!!! Take care, y'all!
[half-]Mental Readiness for Superior
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