www.glucolift.com brought some samples for all us wonderful diabetics at Ragnar, and he also brought these new tasty astaxanthin bars. Now you are all saying "What is this astaxanthin you speak of?" Truth be told I don't know but, the package says it is one part unicorn blood, one part leprechaun pee, and one part dried pancreas. No, I am just joking the package says it is a natural supercharged antioxidant derived from microalgae grown on the shores of Hawaii.
www.AstaXinc.com and demand these bars be sold on the inter-web so that you too can have heaven in your mouth. Until you do I will be the only one to have had a piece of healthy heaven in my mouth.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Now was this smart of me to jump right into a triathlon one week after Ragnar? Probably not and I think that is why you all read this blog is to keep checking for the funeral notice but not today my friends, I finished this triathlon and now have a base to work off of and another race in the win, no I mean finished column. My friend Don likes one of my classic sayings is that if you are having a bad day at whatever you are doing (running, walking, biking, swimming, or knitting) stop trying to beat yourself up about having a bad day and relax and just work on one thing and learn from it. That is exactly what I did and am going to keep doing from this current episode of "I shouldn't be alive" and work on my transition from biking to running, my splits, swimming, and look for some sort of diabetes friendly decongestant if this happens again, oh and yeah get my butt in the water and warm up before the race starts. The bad times are when you learn the most about yourself. I learned I look like a dork in a tank top, wear old man sunglasses, and take to many vanity pictures of myself.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Now I was not going to just sit this book on my coffee table, the things Dr. Mark and I discussed sounded very good and if I am to ever have a six pack that is not covered in insulin laden fat then I was going to give this book a try. So far I am on chapter four and it is actually a good book to read. Some of the information is very basic for diabetics. I think it is the constant medical information we have thrown at us that we are doctors by default but the easy and simple things Dr. Mark has in the book is working on me. One of the things he says to do is take your weight and divide it in half and whatever that number is you need to drink that much water in ounces every day. So say I were a 200 pounder, divide that by 2 and you get 100 and so I need to drink 100 ounces of water a day (if I were a 200 pound person). Probably the neatest part of the book is his relationship with his wife. One point he talks about his son and how he has a disease (sorry I can't remember which one) but their physician told them he would basically grow up and push a broom for a living. That is when his wife said "If he is going to push a broom it will be for us at our company." That is the power of positive thinking and Dr. Mark became a chiropractor. Check out more on Dr. Mark McCullough at www.doctorMarkMcCullough.com and definitely buy a copy of his book.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
See any big race has weirdos and funny people but Ragnar puts your weird and funny to the test because it spans two days so can you wear a too-too for that long or a cat in the hat outfit while pooping in a porta-potty? Then live in a van with 5 other people and the smell just gets bad as the day goes on. So the hard part about Ragnar is the waiting for your time to run, living with other people always in your space, no sleep, all the other teams, eating at weird hours since you have to wait for a descent meal at your major exchange. Oh yeah I almost forgot they had a rave going on at our 2nd or 3rd major exchange that was in the middle of the night, disco ball, DJ and fire pits.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
www.glucolift.com They have three flavors that all rock but the orange cream is just like a dream-sickle pop sickle or like an orange Julius. Chris was telling me that alot of the reason behind Glucolift is that he did not like the flavor of what was on the shelf currently and also none of it was all natural so of course like we all do (just kidding) he started Glucolift and changed the world of glucose tablets. It is nice to meet Chris and find out he is not an evil corporation out just milking money from diabetics but he is actually one himself and started this to help us out.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Glucolift the all natural low blood sugar treatment. If you have never tried their orange creme than you don't know what heaven is like during a low until you do. It is like a slice of low BG heaven in your mouth. The funny thing about decorating our van is that the logo for Glucolift is a blue rocket ship but, when you hand draw it on a van for some reason it turns into a giant whale. So we had lots of fun with the beached whale jokes.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013