365 Raw: Day 25 with “Torture”

I got to sleep in a bit the morning of Day 25. I still woke up at 6am, but it was nice to just lay there and think about nothing in particular.

foam rollerThe kids and I bought the Husband a foam roller for Christmas. This thing has become known as the “torture device” in our home. The first time I used it to “roll out” my IT band on my left side, I cried. Yes, literally cried. I screamed and cried. The Husband tried not to laugh but he did so while nodding, “I know, it hurts!” He was the first to yell while using it. In fact, it really makes you want to “let the expletives fly”.

It’s so bizarre that from so much pain comes positive results. When I used the torture device on day 25, I wasn’t in tears any longer. Yes, it still hurts, but it’s clearly improving. I’m not having as much pain in my IT band area during runs or other exercise. My plantar fasciitis is also improving. In addition to massaging my leg muscles, I use it on my back, which has helps tremendously with back pain.

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What I read: Genesis 38-40

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – Ten oranges juiced with electric citrus juicer
  • Lunch – 6 bananas
  • Post-Run – 4 oranges juiced
  • Afternoon Snack – 4 bananas
  • Dinner – 1/2 watermelon, 1 lb romaine, 1 cup grape tomatoes, 1 cup golden tomatoes, fruity dressing (1 cup grapes, 2 cuties blended)

What I did: 42:27 Pre-marathon training workout

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 26:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face
  • sinus congestion
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp
  • acne
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue
  • unable to sleep well
  • unquenchable thirst
  • cravings – None today
  • chest pain
  • cold sores – last one 1/13/2013 (cold sore gone, some scabbing left)
  • kidney stones – eliminated when we went vegan Oct 2011
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