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08-04-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hawkeye'e Fitness Thread

So, now that I have my resection well behind me I have taken up running again. Just started back at it a month or so ago after building up a base of walking.

I am working up to running 10 minute intervals and walking a minute. I am now at running 3 minutes and walking a minute x 5 sets. Feeling pretty good. I've registered for a 5K next weekend and another one in October.
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08-04-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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Good for you! I have just started getting back into the gym after a flare. My knees are still a little off, but I have been riding the bike, light weights and walking, afterwards I feel great.
Is that your little one in the pic? So cute!
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08-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #3
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I haven't been to the gym since before Christmas. Need a little encouragement. Glad you are feeling better and started exercising. I know once I get there I will be fine, it is just getting there.

Crohns since 1995...just started remicade treatments
Possible surgery due to stricture.
08-04-2014, 09:20 PM   #4
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Cat1653, how's the remicade working? I'm on humira now, remicade will probably be my next route.
08-04-2014, 10:24 PM   #5
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Just had my first treatment last Wednesday. Only had one bad day so far and no side effects. The nurses were nice and made me very comfortable. Felt great today.
08-04-2014, 10:26 PM   #6
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How long does the infusion take? Where do u get it? Dr office?
08-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #7
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The first 3 are around 4 hours. After that it is 2 hours every 8 weeks. Mine was done at a clinic at the hostpital.
08-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #8
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Ok, good to know. Thanks!
08-06-2014, 06:11 PM   #9
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Is that your little one in the pic? So cute!
Yes, he was less than a year in that photo. He's 3 now.
08-06-2014, 06:12 PM   #10
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So cute! My little one in my pic is 5 now!
08-06-2014, 06:13 PM   #11
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Did 6 sets of run 3 min., walk 1 min tonight ended up at 3.5 km. It was fast at times - looking at my Garmin at some points I was running a 5:30 min/km and 5:45 min/km pace.
08-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #12
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More 3 and 1's tonight. Two more sleeps until the 5K this weekend.
08-10-2014, 01:26 PM   #13
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Ran the 5K this morning. completed it in 34:52 (chip time) and ran it doing in 3 and 1ís .
My Garmin (GPS watch) died about 200 metres in and I had to reset it, but it aside from that things went great.
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08-12-2014, 04:48 PM   #14
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Well done. You will have to find your next challenge now.
08-12-2014, 06:41 PM   #15
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Awesome job! U should be very proud!
08-12-2014, 07:34 PM   #16
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I am very happy with my time given that I am less than 6 months out from my resection. My wife, a veteran runner, was surprised that my chip time was under 35 minutes. Gun time (time from the start pistol until you finish) was 37:17.

Already registered for another 5K in October.
08-13-2014, 09:06 AM   #17
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That's great Hawkeye, well done! Glad to hear you're doing so well after your surgery too!
08-21-2014, 05:57 PM   #18
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Went out for a 4 and 1 tonight. It was a hard run - I had to work the past 2 nights so didn't have a chance to get out for a run
08-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #19
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Another group of 4 and 1's yesterday morning. Transitioning up to 5 and 1's this week. While out for the run yesterday morning, I had a view of the local hospital from our subdivision - I was in there 6 months ago this week, following my resection.
08-25-2014, 10:09 AM   #20
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That's great that you're transitioning to 5 and 1's! Sounds like you're making good progress. Are you training for another race or just running for health reasons at this point?
08-25-2014, 05:47 PM   #21
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Training for a 5K in October. I'll keep the running up through the winter - it's great exercise.
08-26-2014, 09:19 AM   #22
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Good luck with your upcoming 5K! Are you planning to run outdoors in the winter, or on a treadmill?
08-26-2014, 05:45 PM   #23
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Probably outdoors, but only if time and weather permit. It is also dark when we get up and come home from work so I may have to use our treadmill downstairs.
09-04-2014, 07:43 PM   #24
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Managed to keep up with the running this week while on vacation. Got up this morning and was out of the house for a run before 7 to beat the heat. Ended up spending the morning in the sun fixing the front steps.
09-10-2014, 06:22 PM   #25
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Went up to 3 sets of running for minutes and walking for 1 minute tonight. It seemed hard - maybe it was the effect of a couple of late nights.
09-24-2014, 05:23 PM   #26
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Up to 6 and 1's now. Harder run tonight maybe it was the chicken wings I had before going out
09-26-2014, 03:46 PM   #27
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Oh, I would not be able to do anything after eating chicken wings. My GERD is so bad, I get terrible reflux and nausea if I eat or drink anything a couple hours before working out (I can't even have sports drinks, I can only have water and antacids). 6 and 1s sound like a big improvement though! Good job!
09-26-2014, 05:26 PM   #28
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Cat, luckily they were just plain breaded wings and not hot wings..

Another round of 6 and 1s tonight (No chicken wings this time). It was over 20C here (high 60's low 70's F) so the weather was great. I'll probably get to 7 and 1s next week and hopefully be up to 10 and 1s by my 5K at the end of October
09-28-2014, 12:57 PM   #29
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Another 6 and 1 this morning - stayed in bed until 8:10, but had the run over by 9.

Four weeks until the 5K event.
10-02-2014, 09:24 AM   #30
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Nice. Are you going to be running for time as well? how are you feeling crohn's and overall?
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