Heaven Seven

22 08 2016

A rather glorious morning found me walking a (these days) “rare” double waterfront distance of almost 4 unbroken miles. It really was pretty – and perfect – weather.

So much so that I headed out around the city again in the afternoon, racking up a further 3+ miles, giving me a nice round 7 miles total for the day.

I was told that the mold and pollen counts downtown were the “highest they’ve been all year” today so it was perhaps no surprise that my sinus allergies did flare up a bit. But not as bad as they have before, so I continue to remain hopeful that the Sinupret treatment did its job. Time will tell.

Meanwhile, I shall try and make the most of this nice weather, predicted to continue at least 2 or 3 more days before we encounter rain again.

This weeks mileage = 7.00 + 6.30 + 5.49 = 18.79

2016 Total to date = 1008.00 miles
Number of marathon-minimum distance weeks in 2016 = 25

Current number of consecutive marathon-minimum distance weeks = 5





Another…

20 08 2016

If next week goes as well as this, I should be both zipping past 1000 miles for the year AND logging 26 weeks of marathon distance walking so far.

My overall physical and mental health this week has been the best I have enjoyed in well over two year, so I’m obviously hoping that continues too. I have achieved so very much this week, things that would have been impossible to even consider when I was under the cosh of sinusitis and/or anxiety.

The test might be when I stop the course of Sinupret (as mentioned in the post prior to this one) this weekend. Interesting to see if the symptoms stay away or return to haunt me. Just in case I have just taken delivery of another 100 tablets of the stuff.

This weeks mileage = 6.50 + 6.33 + 4.00 + 4.20 + 4.35 + 1.75 + 1.75 = 28.88

2016 Total to date = 989.21 miles
Number of marathon-minimum distance weeks in 2016 = 25

Current number of consecutive marathon-minimum distance weeks = 5





Sinusitis cure?

15 08 2016

Just over a week ago I returned to a possible remedy for my ongoing chronic sinusitis issues.

Sinupret is a German herbal remedy for sinus issues and is prescribed there by many doctors as a cure. I tried it earlier this year with zero result. More recently I realised I had the dosing wrong. Previously I was taking 1 tablet a day. It was supposed to be 3 a day over a 10-14 day period.

One full week in and I can honestly state my issues have been the best they’ve been in maybe 12 months or more. Its not totally cleared but I can breathe a whole sight better and my “tissue consumption” has dropped quite noticeably. I still wake up a little ‘stuffy’ each morning but nowhere near as bad as I was. So, as of right now – and with another 6 days to go – I am considering them a “success”, whilst firmly crossing my fingers behind my back.

In other news, today’s 6.50 miles wasn’t the shabbiest of starts to a new week at all. No sir.

This weeks mileage = 6.50 + 6.33 + 4.00 + 4.20 + 4.35 = 25.38

2016 Total to date = 985.71 miles
Number of marathon-minimum distance weeks in 2016 = 24

Current number of consecutive marathon-minimum distance weeks = 4





Thank hot It’s Friday

12 08 2016

Ironic that my biggest mileage of the week came on one of the years hottest days in Cincinnati. I just had sooooo many errands to run and things to do that I felt like I was constantly suffering the supposed 103° heat broken up by brief spells in air conditioned comfort. I do know that I had to have three showers today, such was the days sweatability!

But I cracked this week’s marathon distance quite comfortably by ‘close of business’ on Friday. With the weekend to go.

This weeks distances = 4.32 (Mon) + 3.80 (Tues) + 7.11 (Wed) + 6.83 (Thurs) + 7.50 (Fri)
>>> Edited to add + 2.28 (Sat)
>>> Edited to add + 0.70 (Sun)

= 32.54 Miles

2016 Total to date = 961.33 miles
Number of marathon-minimum distance weeks in 2016 = 24

Current number of consecutive marathon-minimum distance weeks = 4





Distances

9 08 2016

This weeks distances =

4.32 (Mon) +
3.80 (Tues) +
7.11 (Wed) +
6.83 (Thurs)

= 22.06 Miles

2016 Total to date = 950.85 miles
Number of marathon-minimum distance weeks in 2016 = 23

Current number of consecutive marathon-minimum distance weeks = 3





Friendly…

7 08 2016

Friday’s distance took me to 26.08 miles for the week, a mere 0.12 miles short of my target. If I’d have known that before coming to bed I would have gone downstairs to the gym and racked up that tiny amount just to have achieved the 26.2 by close of the day.

It was a no brainer to get the target though. We had some friends in from out of town over the weekend and they wanted ro be shown some of the newer things in downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Very happy to oblige. A 4.21 mile Saturday thus whisked me past 26.20 for my 23rd marathon-minimum distance week of 2016.

At my own cognicence I stopped taking the Flonase this past week, a decision to see what woukd haopen if I did so, also being aware that constant use was probably not good for my ‘system’. What mysteriously occured was a definite increase in the sheer volume of “snot” produced. I have got through soooooo many tissues since last Monday. But, importantly, this has reduced the level of sinus pressure down to far more tolerable levels.

I plan to stay off the Flonase for at least another week, using the natural oils in “Ponaris” to hopefully reduce the post nasal drip. That said, there is a certain “relief” and pleasure in being able to blow my nose properly again. There were times when that simple act seemed beyond possible.

This weeks distances =
5.85(Mon) +
5.80(Tues) +
7.11(Wed) +
3.30 (Thurs) +
4.02 (Fri) +
4.21 (Sat) +
1.55 (Sun)

= 31.84 Miles

2016 Total to date = 929.79 miles

Number of marathon-minimum distance weeks in 2016 = 23
Current number of consecutive marathon-minimum distance weeks = 3





Back To “Normal”

1 08 2016

A normal Monday. The first in almost a month!

Back to walking the missus to work then continuing along the riverfront as far as enthusiasm will take me. Back to round trips to the library & grocery. Today’s 5.85 miles also included a round rrip to my dermatologist who was instantly concerned about two angry looking moles on my body; one on my left bicep, the other on my left calf. The one _I_ was most concerned about – on my back – was “nothing at all”, so I am a little worried but not overly so as, after he cut them out, the doc reckoned they’d come back OK. We’ll see.

This weeks distances =
5.85(Mon) +
5.80(Tues) +
7.11(Wed) +
3.30 (Thurs) +
4.02 (Fri)

= 26.08 Miles

2016 Total to date = 924.03 miles

Number of marathon-minimum distance weeks in 2016 = 22
Current number of consecutive marathon-minimum distance weeks = 2








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