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Bandit Ultra Trail Race 2015 – Volunteering and Photos O’ Plenty

Last year I signed up for the Bandit Ultra Trail Race 30k and the days leading up to the race I got sicker and sicker. The day before the race I thought I could pull it off even though I … Continue reading

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Ojai Half Marathon Race Report 2014

The Ojai Half Marathon was my second half marathon, the first being the Santa To The Sea race in December. The Santa To The Sea was on a very flat course with an elevation loss but the Ojai race features a bounty of rolling hills. Continue reading

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Camarillo Duathlon Race Report 2014

I did the Camarillo Duathlon race yesterday and things went well. This was the third and last of the year’s Camarillo Duathlon Series 2014.

Unlike the first time I did the Duathlon Series last October, I trained for this one. After the October duathlon I started running regularly, 3 to 4 times a week, and cycled during cross-training days. Although, when I decided to run the December Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, I shifted all my training efforts to running and cycling fell by the wayside. Continue reading

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Diabetes Controlled in 3 Months with Diet and Exercise

Since my last health/fitness related post I have continued to eat right and go to the gym and am down about 33 pounds since this journey started. By the time I had my 3-month follow-up session with my doctor, he said that my diabetes and cholesterol were controlled. My glucose average went from a 166 to 91 which is in the very normal range. Normal is good. Continue reading

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The “D” Word #GetFit

Since my diabetes diagnosis three months ago I have lost 28 pounds. I feel great.

A few months ago I drove up to Sacramento and felt crappy during the long drive there and back. When I got back home I set up an appointment with my doctor and took a blood test. My glucose levels were high and I was called in to take an expanded set of tests after fasting.

Once again, my glucose level was high. I have diabetes. Continue reading

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