Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Patent idea

Home CPK monitoring kit: No more waiting 3 weeks to know if you indeed have a flare coming! No more mind games with phantom pains and soreness! No more doomsday worries that your meds have stopped working! Simply prick and stop obsessing over your latest round of bloodwork. Now, that's peace of mind.

Yep, I'd buy one.

Friday, March 16, 2012

March 2012

What a great spring to be running. I have fallen into the cycle of doing a long/difficult event, and then watching my mental and physical motivation tank for a few weeks until it's time for the next event. I'm not necessarily complaining... I love having events to look forward to. I recently made a last-minute decision to join the pace team for the Little Rock Marathon. With about 2 week's notice, I had a pacer singlet on my back and a 3:45 sign in my hand. It was a blast.

I did get some scary news this week. My CPK's came back elevated, a full 2 weeks after the Little Rock marathon, after plenty of rest and good self-care. I'm not sure why, I can't think of a good reason that I should be elevated. It's only slight, and all I've done is bump back up to 10 mgs of prednisone, so we'll see if that does anything to calm me down. I thought I felt a little sore and inflamed this week, and it turns out that there was something there.

I'm going to try and keep going forward with the other events that I was planning for this spring, which really only involves a longer race towards the end of April. No reason to think too hard about it just yet. I'll keep you posted...