Friday, May 23, 2008

Run Forest

So, I will be a member on KP's relay team for the Bismarck Marathon in Sept.!
This will be interesting since I've never ran more than 2 miles at one time.
I did go running the other day though. I think it was close to 2 miles and I did it in about 14 mins.
I was really surprised by this time since I only do about 5 to 10 mins. of cardio 3 to 4 times per week. I also lift 3 days a week and play softball one night per week so that must have conditioned me more than I thought.
Anyway, I'm on a mission to get in the best shape of my life.
Maybe I will give some before and after pics. Before as in now and after as in after the race.
Looking forward to this... supposedly Dietrich is going to be on our team as well and maybe Wolf. Sounds like it is going to be a good time.

Oh yeah, my goal by race day is to be able to run 5 miles in 35 minutes or less.

I will be establishing a running schedule starting Monday.

I hope this insane frickn wind stops soon, that will make it much more enjoyable.

Any tips from those of you who are runners or have been in these types of events would be very appreciated.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Acupuncture Portland!

This is a very neat idea, not that I'm saying we should go plant 23 ft needles all over town - maybe 18 footers would be just fine. I wonder what effect the wind would have on one of those needles here in the prairie region.

Anyway, interesting way to promote awareness and change.

Oh yeah, there would probably be some serious "what the hell" flying around in this part of the country.

I can just here it already...
"That's voodoo", or "I can't believe in acupuncture because it is against my religion" - seriously, I have had people say that or similar things to me about it.

For example, I had one person say that they liked the concept of the medicine, but they don't agree with the religious aspect of it. OK, IT'S NOT VOODOO. You will not go to hell for trying to promote your health, using acupuncture is not a sin... I promise.

If that were the case, you would be going to hell for using western medicine for sure. In fact, there would probably be a higher chance of you going to hell for using western medicine than acupunture. That would be based on the evasiveness of the medicine (specifically surgery) and the fact that it is based on a science that says if you can't touch, feel or reproduce it in a lab (Trust me - I'm not saying that this method is a bad thing, but keep in mind not everything used in western medicine is proven by science, even though most think it is). What I'm getting at is that since God, Heaven or Hell cannot be proven to exist by science - well...

Speaking of hell, I had someone who had been through complete hell with western medicine from improperly prescribed antibiotics and surgeries gone wrong. After we got through the consult, the person said they had to check with their priest first to see if it went against their religion. She never came back, so I don't know what he told her.

I'm not sure why I'm going off on this, but it leads me to something that just happened this morning.

I started treating a guy last week for leg and knee pain. He had surgery on his knee 2.5 months ago and he has been in a reasonable amount of pain since. Shortly after the surgery his legs started hurting in both sides. He has not had a day since the surgery where the pain has been down. He has even been back to his surgeon to find out why, and after x-rays the answer was that everything looked fine, no noticeable problems.

Today he comes in and tells me that the pain in his one leg is completely gone since the treatment and the pain in the knee and same leg are significantly diminished. He then went on to say he didn't know if he should thank me or the good lord for taking the pain away.

I should have said I know who you would have blamed if it didn't work.

Anyway, wow - sorry about the tangent(s).

Check out the article it also has pictures.

Acupuncture Portland

Thursday, May 8, 2008


It was a tie between the Boundary Waters and Oceania. I decided that I will do a post on the BWCA for now since it was a much more recent trip. And I since I didn't take a lot of photos from the oceania trip,this one will be more aesthetically pleasing... that is if I actually post the photos this time.

Anyway, I will get on that soon.

Have a great day.