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02-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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I've decided that as part of my comeback into running, I am streaking for 60 days. I'm on day 3.

The only rule to streaking is you must run every day during your intended streak. It can be as little a a km, but you have to run.
02-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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This is a good idea.

I have recently started exercising again. I had to stop last year when I was ill, the ten minute walk to work used to leave me exhausted - and a few times I had to stop to rest or even be sick on the way ( so embarrassing).

But now I am feeling relatively normal and have put all my weight back on so it seems like a good plan to get fit again.

I have been jogging, rowing and doing circuit training (sit-ups, squats ect) for four weeks now. Definitely feeling the benefit already, but I do worry about doing too much, draining my resources or even hurting my insides by stretching/ pulling them too much while they are still trying to heal - is that possible ?

Anyway bug hugs to anyone who is getting back on the treadmill so to speak
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02-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Beach Bum, I would think you probably could do some damage if you overdo it or do too much too quickly. Build yourself back up slowly, push yourself if you feel able to but don't ignore pain. I'm sure it all depends on your specific illness and variables such as whether you've had surgery, etc - personally I cannot jog due to hip arthritis and sometimes even walking is problematic, but I find that I can lift weights just fine and I can ride the bike and do the elliptical without any pain. Generally speaking, just listen to your body and take things slowly at first, and if a specific exercise hurts or causes trouble then try something else instead. I would think that if you've been doing those exercises for 4 weeks now and you haven't had any problems, it should be fine to continue on. I'm not a doctor or fitness expert, just a fitness enthusiast, so this is just my experience and opinion of course. If you have concerns about doing damage, I would say check with your doc to be sure.

Alli, best of luck on the streak! You can do it!
02-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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I've decided that as part of my comeback into running, I am streaking for 60 days. I'm on day 3.

The only rule to streaking is you must run every day during your intended streak. It can be as little a a km, but you have to run.
Just FYI , in the U.S., streaking is normally defined as running through crowds of people buck naked, for the shock effect.

I am assuming the Canadian definition is somewhat different.

On the bike forums I belong to,cyclists post pictures of their bicycles posed in various positions and they call it "bike porn".
02-25-2013, 01:02 PM   #6
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Two questions:

(1) What is the current status of everyone's IBS/IBD condition (mildly active, severely active, in remission, sketchy...)?

(2) How many days a week are you all exercising and for how long each day?...

I'm always curious to know how much effort/energy folks are putting into their routine especially at the beginning.

Mine was severely active a few weeks ago...slowly becoming mildly active. New meds. And I am trying to incorporate at least 15 - 20 min of exercise every other day in hopes of increasing that in the coming weeks. This flare wiped me out so right now I get worn out very easily. Starting small....

Stretching
Body Resistance weight training and light weights
Walking more where possible
Being more active around the house instead of just sitting on my sofa all day.

I want to put 15min of the elliptical somewhere in there at least once or twice a week. But I'm working up to that.
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Chicago, I'd be happy to oblige.

1. IBD is in remission! GERD and arthritis not so well controlled though so I'm still having to work around health issues in the gym.

2. I've been working out regularly for about 2 years now, ever since I've been in remission. I started out at 2 days per week, lifting very light weights. I would go to the gym on my lunch hour, so subtracting the time it took me to change into my workout clothes and then back into my work clothes, I was working out for probably about 40 mins a day 2x per week in the beginning. I slowly & gradually ramped up the intensity and the frequency of my workouts. Now, I'm up to working out 5 or 6 days every week, fairly intense and alternating weights & cardio for about an hour each session. I probably still spend about 40 mins on the actual intense exercise and another 20 mins total on other things like warming up, stretching, and cooling down.
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Just FYI , in the U.S., streaking is normally defined as running through crowds of people buck naked, for the shock effect.

I am assuming the Canadian definition is somewhat different.

On the bike forums I belong to,cyclists post pictures of their bicycles posed in various positions and they call it "bike porn".
Ya Noy, Streaking to runners is entirely different.

I also bike, know all about Bike Porn :-)
02-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #9
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1 : I would say I am in remission. My inflammation markers are back to normal and I have no pain or problems day to day. I have occasional days when I feel bloated or sick with some discomfort and even more rarely days when I have mild D. (D was never really one of my problems though luckily.)

2 : Until recently my exercise was the walk (usually fast as I am late) to work everyday and then walking the dogs in the evenings.

I have added a light jog (15-20 mins) on Tuesday nights - usually with the dogs which is fun. On Thursday I jog down to the rowing club and do circuit training (30 seconds each of about 7 different exercises 2 or 3 times through) followed by 20 mins on the rowing machine and a jog home. Sundays we jog down and go out on the water for 45 mins to an hour then jog back.
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Two questions:

(1) What is the current status of everyone's IBS/IBD condition (mildly active, severely active, in remission, sketchy...)?

(2) How many days a week are you all exercising and for how long each day?...

I'm always curious to know how much effort/energy folks are putting into their routine especially at the beginning.

Mine was severely active a few weeks ago...slowly becoming mildly active. New meds. And I am trying to incorporate at least 15 - 20 min of exercise every other day in hopes of increasing that in the coming weeks. This flare wiped me out so right now I get worn out very easily. Starting small....

Stretching
Body Resistance weight training and light weights
Walking more where possible
Being more active around the house instead of just sitting on my sofa all day.

I want to put 15min of the elliptical somewhere in there at least once or twice a week. But I'm working up to that.
My issues have mostly been fistulas until the past 6 months when I started having other intestinal symptoms that put me out of running for a few months. I've been doing better, but I still have bad days. Also my abdomen is so swollen right now that I'm calling it Igor

Like I said above, I'm going to attempt a run streak, so I will be running every day, even if it's only 1km for the next 60 days. But I'm still obeying the rules of base building, so I will only be increasing by 10km per week. Last week was my first week back to running, and I only ran a total of 25km, the shortest day was 2km, and the longest day was 10km. No intensity yet.

I also cycle 3-4 times a week and do weights twice per week.. just legs and core, runner specific stuff. We still have snow, so riding has been indoors, though there was a day a few weeks ago where all the snow had melted and it was 5 degrees so I managed to sneak in a ride outside (didn't like having to clean all the grit out of my drivetrain afterwards though).
02-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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(1) I'd say I'm in the middle range of being mildly active to being in remission. I'm hoping in the near future that I'll be able to graduate from the SCD/paleo diet school and move on into the wider world of normal bowel people activities.

(2) I'm often tired and fatigued when I exercise - and even when I rest for that matter. I make it a point though to do my best to push through the discomfort and exercise some each day. My weekly workout routine is:

Weight lift twice a week for around an hour each time
Place tennis twice a week @ 90 minutes a time
Go for a walk around the block most days. The walk typically takes 40 minutes.
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I would say mildly active. And I am currently working out for about 30mins twice a week
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I'm at the beginning of a flare and trying to nip it in the bud using the SCD. I'm not exercising at all right now, but I would like to get back into doing something gentle like maybe yoga. With the nausea, joint pain, and abdominal pain, I haven't felt up to doing much.


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02-26-2013, 11:54 AM   #14
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Ya Noy, Streaking to runners is entirely different.

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Cool! What type of riding do you do? With all the weather and snow, right now I've just been riding my old commuter bike--a Schwinn Supersport I bought at a rummage sale many years ago, but it's cro-moly, and for an old bike, fairly light weight and rides in ice and snow rather well.

I bought my road/tri bike at a rummage sale too, but it's an Airborne W.A.S.P., designed for shorter women, like myself. Basically looks like this:


You can't tell from the photo, but it's so tiny it looks like more like a toy. Mine is somewhat modified though for long distance trail riding. I changed the wheel set to accommodate slightly wider tires, along with swapping the ultegra triple chainset for 105 double. Shifts smoother, rides better on trails with less flats, while still only weighing in at under 18 lbs. It's older and a little beat up, but titanium frames are virtually bulletproof and not subject to the fatigue of aluminum and carbon frames.

Could race with it, but mostly, it enables me to keep pace with other riders, and my husband. He's 6'2" and has a lot more strength and power than I do. To even us out, he rides a mountain bike, and can still keep pace with other road bikers.
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Cool! What type of riding do you do? With all the weather and snow, right now I've just been riding my old commuter bike--a Schwinn Supersport I bought at a rummage sale many years ago, but it's cro-moly, and for an old bike, fairly light weight and rides in ice and snow rather well.

I bought my road/tri bike at a rummage sale too, but it's an Airborne W.A.S.P., designed for shorter women, like myself. Basically looks like this:


You can't tell from the photo, but it's so tiny it looks like more like a toy. Mine is somewhat modified though for long distance trail riding. I changed the wheel set to accommodate slightly wider tires, along with swapping the ultegra triple chainset for 105 double. Shifts smoother, rides better on trails with less flats, while still only weighing in at under 18 lbs. It's older and a little beat up, but titanium frames are virtually bulletproof and not subject to the fatigue of aluminum and carbon frames.

Could race with it, but mostly, it enables me to keep pace with other riders, and my husband. He's 6'2" and has a lot more strength and power than I do. To even us out, he rides a mountain bike, and can still keep pace with other road bikers.
I ride road now, I use to mtn bike when I was younger, but when I joined the military, I didn't want to get hurt, so I bought a road bike. Now that I'm going to be released, I guess I could get back into Mtn biking again.. haha.

My current ride is a 2012 Cannondale Supersix Ultegra. My previous bike was an aluminum/carbon mix, and I much prefer the full carbon frame on rides over 100km.
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I ride road now, I use to mtn bike when I was younger, but when I joined the military, I didn't want to get hurt, so I bought a road bike. Now that I'm going to be released, I guess I could get back into Mtn biking again.. haha.

My current ride is a 2012 Cannondale Supersix Ultegra. My previous bike was an aluminum/carbon mix, and I much prefer the full carbon frame on rides over 100km.
Nice! Oh, don't they make those now with electronic shifting? I haven't been able to find any bikes equipped with the Ultegra Di2 at the local bike shops, and have been dying to try it out. Of course, even if they did, none of the bikes would fit me properly anyway, but still...

I've always had a sizing problem, and I'm not about to order an expensive bike, because they normally can't be returned. Even if they could, don't think I'd be able to bring myself to put a bike shop through the expense, and I'd end up stuck with a ride I didn't enjoy. So I've never had the opportunity to even test ride a full carbon frame.

Wasn't that I didn't like the Ultegra, but it was the wrong crank length, and here in the great flat Midwest, there's no real need for a triple anyway. I went with 105s because they're kind of the bare minimum for acceptance with some of the riding clubs. For some reason, they don't give my husband a hard time about his mountain bike though. Maybe they're still trying to figure out how he can keep pace on a 50 lb. bike with those gigantic nubby tires. I wonder that myself.

I had a carbon wheelset, Zipp 404s, but the balance just wasn't right, so I had to return them. bike shops don't stock much variety for 650 wheelsets, so I haven't even been able to go that route. When and if I ever find another bike, I Think I would much prefer 700s.
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I am a totally casual biker so I have nothing fancy. The coolest feature about my bike is that it's, um, blue. And it has a bell and a basket. I have a Schwinn Prestige which looks like this:

It's nice for just riding around the city. I haven't ridden it for more than about 5 or 6 miles at a time. I just ride it to the farmer's market, zoo, by the lake, etc. It's not fancy at all but it does the job and it's pretty cute. And clearly I know nothing about biking because "cute" and "blue" are the only descriptive words I can say about my bike. But I like to ride it, it's fun and it's definitely good exercise!
02-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #18
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cat,

That's one sweet little cruiser and they've become rather popular, unfortunately, that makes them stealable as well--especially in a college town like Madison. So I hope you carry a good lock.

I've always been partial to Schwinns, but my old 10 speed is virtually theft proof by the simple virtue that no self-respecting bike thief would be caught dead on it. It's what I like the best about it. Mine has a back rack with attaching bag, but I feel the front baskets are more practical, especially for grocery shopping.

Cruisers are really nice and comfy for riding around town, and taking in some scenery, especially since you're not all bent over. The steel frame, front suspension and wider tires, is heavier, but that also makes it easier on your joints and bottom - the ride is a lot less jarring. If only traveling a couple of miles, this type of bicycle actually provides a more strenuous workout. I understand the stock seat is not the best, but you can always add a gel cover. I believe it's a 7 speed with SRAM shifting, which is more than sufficient for Wisconsin terrain.

So as long as you're not trying to looking to compete in the Tour de France, or ride up Pike's Peak, cruisers have a lot of really great features, including their price, because they're also very affordable. Plus, of course, they're cute!
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I'm a gym rat. I quit drinking in 2002 after drinking heavily for 5-6 years straight and decided I needed to change my habbits. I traded in happy hour for the gym.

I enjoy lifting weights, pushing myself to see what I can do. I lift 4 days a week, about 40-45min.

I was out for about 6 weeks because I was just too shot to go. My elbows were so bad I could barely pick up my 25lb daughter and then I flared pretty bad.
That is by far the longest I've gone out of the gym in the past 11 years. I'm about 3 weeks back now, trying to get back to where I was before AND THEN SOME!
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Nice! Oh, don't they make those now with electronic shifting? I haven't been able to find any bikes equipped with the Ultegra Di2 at the local bike shops, and have been dying to try it out. Of course, even if they did, none of the bikes would fit me properly anyway, but still...

I've always had a sizing problem, and I'm not about to order an expensive bike, because they normally can't be returned. Even if they could, don't think I'd be able to bring myself to put a bike shop through the expense, and I'd end up stuck with a ride I didn't enjoy. So I've never had the opportunity to even test ride a full carbon frame.

Wasn't that I didn't like the Ultegra, but it was the wrong crank length, and here in the great flat Midwest, there's no real need for a triple anyway. I went with 105s because they're kind of the bare minimum for acceptance with some of the riding clubs. For some reason, they don't give my husband a hard time about his mountain bike though. Maybe they're still trying to figure out how he can keep pace on a 50 lb. bike with those gigantic nubby tires. I wonder that myself.

I had a carbon wheelset, Zipp 404s, but the balance just wasn't right, so I had to return them. bike shops don't stock much variety for 650 wheelsets, so I haven't even been able to go that route. When and if I ever find another bike, I Think I would much prefer 700s.
I don't have the electronic shift version, just the regular ultegra, it's still pretty sweet. I have a 48cm frame, so no 650 wheelset. I did have to get a little stem though so it would fit properly. The only thing I don't like about my bike is the wheels, the stock wheels are Krysiums. This summer I am going to get Fulcrum racing zeros :-)
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Ya noy, I do have a decent lock (I have a "u" type lock that got good reviews on amazon). I also did replace the original seat with a cushy gel one and that's made a lot of difference, it's so much nicer. I'm definitely not trying to ride the Tour de France or anything, I'm lucky if I can ride all the way through the arboretum. And yeah, I specifically chose that style of bike because you're not all hunched over on it, I wanted to be able to sit more upright to take some strain off of my back. And it was definitely affordable, I got it on amazon last year. I don't see it on there anymore but I know I paid less than $200 for it. And yes, it's got a 7 speed shifter thingy where you twist the left handle to shift, kind of like on a motorcycle. I like that a lot! For the price, it's a good bike for me. And yeah, it is totally cute.

Jer, I really like lifting weights too, it's my favorite form of exercise. I hope you can get back into fighting form soon - good for you for getting right back to it so soon after flaring! And that's great that you quit drinking and replaced it with a healthier alternative, I'm sure your body thanks you for that.
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I don't have the electronic shift version, just the regular ultegra, it's still pretty sweet. I have a 48cm frame, so no 650 wheelset. I did have to get a little stem though so it would fit properly. The only thing I don't like about my bike is the wheels, the stock wheels are Krysiums. This summer I am going to get Fulcrum racing zeros :-)
Krysium wheels are pretty sweet wheels, but I understand the desire to upgrade. Unfortunately with 650 wheels, my options are limited. They're no longer as popular and many manufacturers have dropped them completely. My bike came with Bontrager XX Racing Lite Wheels, but they didn't properly accommodate the slightly wider Terry Tellus tires, so I had a wheelset built. It's still fairly light weight, but rides better, with less flats on the limestone trails. The Bontragers were already well used when I bought the bike, so a wheelset for the road would be great. I'd love 700s, but with smaller bikes, there's also the toe overhang issue, so...

Cat,

I put an adjustable stem on my old Schwinn Super sport that enables me to ride in more of an upright position for cruising around town, but no nearly as well as you can on a Cruiser bike. I don't even own a lock for my Schwinn. I figure anyone desperate enough to steal it obviously needs it more than I do. I bought a nice thick gel seat for my Schwinn too. Makes a world of difference, doesn't it?

Cruiser bikes also enable you to ride almost any terrain, while road bikes are very limited. My sister lives in Florida and has these huge balloon type tires on her Cruiser bike that rides in sand on the beach.

I have a set of strapless toe clips I often use for my commuter bike. They don't work as well, but they're a lot cheaper and you can wear your regular shoes. They're also easier to slip in and out of, more practical for leisure riding. The plastic ones have too much "give", so the metal ones work better. if you're thinking of trying clips, see link: http://www.bgcycles.com/stainless-toe-clips.html

They enable you to use more of your front leg muscles, and add just enough additional power for climbing hills. if you shop around, you can usually find them a whole lot cheaper, mine were under $10.
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Thanks Ya Noy, I will look around for clips like those. I need to place an amazon order soon anyway (I'm almost out of Calmoseptine!) so I'll look there for sure. And yes, the gel seat absolutely makes a huge difference. I rode my bike once with the stock seat and my booty was pretty sore (and it's taken enough abuse for one lifetime already) so I went right to the store and bought the cushiest gel seat they had. My bike has a quick-release on the seat too, so I bring it with me when I lock my bike. I don't want anyone to steal my bike or my gel seat! Either one would be a tragedy!

What does everyone else do for music when you're working out? I used to use my old ipod classic, which is a bit big and heavy. It's really old though and started slowly dying (sometimes it gets weird error messages, like it'll say it can't detect the battery charge even though the battery is fully charged, etc). So a couple months ago I got an ipod shuffle as it's small and was well within in my price range. I like it, it's good for working out, but it bothers me that it can only hold 2 GB and therefore can't hold my entire music collection. I was thinking about maybe getting a 16 GB ipod nano as that would hold all my music, but I've read mixed reviews. Anybody have a nano? Or another mp3 player that you really like? Specifically one that is great for working out with? Or should I just stick with my shuffle and switch around my playlists frequently enough that it doesn't get stale?
02-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #24
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Thanks Ya Noy, I will look around for clips like those. I need to place an amazon order soon anyway (I'm almost out of Calmoseptine!) so I'll look there for sure. And yes, the gel seat absolutely makes a huge difference. I rode my bike once with the stock seat and my booty was pretty sore (and it's taken enough abuse for one lifetime already) so I went right to the store and bought the cushiest gel seat they had. My bike has a quick-release on the seat too, so I bring it with me when I lock my bike. I don't want anyone to steal my bike or my gel seat! Either one would be a tragedy!

What does everyone else do for music when you're working out? I used to use my old ipod classic, which is a bit big and heavy. It's really old though and started slowly dying (sometimes it gets weird error messages, like it'll say it can't detect the battery charge even though the battery is fully charged, etc). So a couple months ago I got an ipod shuffle as it's small and was well within in my price range. I like it, it's good for working out, but it bothers me that it can only hold 2 GB and therefore can't hold my entire music collection. I was thinking about maybe getting a 16 GB ipod nano as that would hold all my music, but I've read mixed reviews. Anybody have a nano? Or another mp3 player that you really like? Specifically one that is great for working out with? Or should I just stick with my shuffle and switch around my playlists frequently enough that it doesn't get stale?
I have an iPod shuffle, I only use it in the gym or on my bike trainer, never for running outside. I like it because it's small and I can clip it on.
02-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #25
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(1) What is the current status of everyone's IBS/IBD condition (mildly active, severely active, in remission, sketchy...)?

(2) How many days a week are you all exercising and for how long each day?...
1. I'd take sketchy (or somewhere in between remission and somewhat mildly active). I was in remission until 2009 but then had a few flares that required prednisone, but haven't had a flare requiring pred in a year.

2. Right now trying to run evety second day or three times a week, following a learn to run program as found in the book "Running Start to Finish" (my wife's from a couple of marathons and a few halves) to get back into it. Just started Sunday so doing 10 sets of running 1 minute, walking for 1 minute followed by leg stretches.
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03-01-2013, 06:52 AM   #26
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(1) What is the current status of everyone's IBS/IBD condition (mildly active, severely active, in remission, sketchy...)?

(2) How many days a week are you all exercising and for how long each day?...

I'm always curious to know how much effort/energy folks are putting into their routine especially at the beginning.
Hi! I'm in remission, and I currently run 4-5 days a week, my shortest run being 3mi, and my longest 12mi (I'm doing a half marathon in a couple weeks!). And I do mat pilates at the gym once a week. Trying to incorporate more strength training into my routine -- just a matter of squeezing it in!

When my Crohn's was active, I stopped running altogether because I was afraid to be out on a run somewhere with no access to a toilet. And even after my symptoms were under control, it was about a year and a half before I got back into running -- fear can be a very powerful disincentive! I started back up very slowly in 2011 -- 3 days a week for 20 min doing the run-walk thing (run one minute, walk one minute), and slowly increased the overall length of the workout and duration of the run portion.

I now try to do a race every month -- 5K, 10K, 15K or half marathon. I've been thinking about training for a marathon, but not sure I'm ready to pull the trigger just yet... Has anyone here participated in Team Challenge through CCFA?
03-01-2013, 12:06 PM   #27
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Thanks everyone for your replies so far. Looks like most of you are in a position to work out very consistently. I wish you all the best of luck!

Spoke to my GI yesterday, my blood work has gotten better and my inflammation (CRP) has gone down significantly. However I'm experiencing waves of fatigue through the days. We agreed to put 15-20min of exercise every other day into my routine to see if it helps any (although I suspect it's my new med, the 6MP causing this).

Yesterday I did 2 circuits of 50jumping jacks, 20 squats, 5 pushups, 20crunches and 30sec plank. About 15min total of work with a short rest in between. It felt good while I was doing it but my legs, especially my knees, felt weak for a little while after. Going to stretch or maybe try a few quick yoga poses today and rest up.
03-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #28
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1> remission
2> 3/4 times a week and usually an hour and a half each time

Although at the moment I have a cold, so when I do squats I feel like I'm going to get crushed Progressing on all my other lifts though so far
03-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #29
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What does everyone else do for music when you're working out? I used to use my old ipod classic, which is a bit big and heavy.
I have an ancient iPod mini that I bought at a rummage sale for fifty cents. needed a new battery--which was all of $1.99, with shipping! I'm cheap, but figure that if I break it or it gets stolen, I won't be upset either. It's not the latest and greatest, but does the job.

I have a couple of iPod touches that I bought broken at rummage sales and had to replace the glass and digitizer, which is surprisingly easy to do. iPads are far more challenging. Prefer iPod mini for working out, less fragile. I've dropped it in water, ran it over with my bike, and yet it still works, just fine

Cat, your iPod classic probably just needs a new battery. The batteries were designed to last approx. 1 1/2 years. Replacement battery plus tools on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/616-0230-616...item337f1aa6f2

Go to youtube for an instruction tutorial.

Alternatively, you can just hook it up to an external battery/charger, like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1900mAh-Exte...item3f161d7213

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03-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #30
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I have an ancient iPod mini that I bought at a rummage sale for fifty cents. needed a new battery--which was all of $1.99, with shipping! I'm cheap, but figure that if I break it or it gets stolen, I won't be upset either. It's not the latest and greatest, but does the job.

I have a couple of iPod touches that I bought broken at rummage sales and had to replace the glass and digitizer, which is surprisingly easy to do. iPads are far more challenging. Prefer iPod mini for working out, less fragile. I've dropped it in water, ran it over with my bike, and yet it still works, just fine
Sometimes I watch movies or tv shows on my iPad while on my bike trainer. It fell one day and hit the chain/front chain rings, now I have a scratch on the corner of my screen :-( luckily, I haven't broken it yet, That would make Remicade day dreadful.
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