Friday, August 31, 2012

Five for Friday

1.  Sister Madonna Buder, Oldest Woman to Finish an Ironman  Sister Madonna Buder is so inspiring, becoming not only the oldest woman, but the oldest person to finish an Ironman with her finish in Canada.  If you have not read her book, The Grace To Race, I highly suggest it.  

2. Controlling migraine through diet:  I have checked out several books from my local library about controlling migraines naturally.  I have been having a lot of them lately and, well, I just don't have time for that.  I am very interested in using diet to reduce my incidence of migraines as that is something I can easily take control of.  I am hoping to have all of the books finished by the end of the holiday weekend.  I will then take a week to form a plan, based on the information gleaned from all of the books and implement it the following week.  I hope this works...

3.  I won a pair of Oakleys!!!  I entered a raffle from Amanda at RunToTheFinish to support Run10Feed10 and I won!  I chose the Drizzle sunglasses.  I LOVE them!!! 
I also won Love Grown Granola as part of my prize package.  I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the granola as I have heard wonderful things about it (and it's gluten-free!).  I can't wait to try it!

4.  Why I Also Almost Died During the 2012 New York City Ironman Triathlon  A good article about listening to your body and symptoms of distress while training and racing.  I had never heard of SIPE (swimming induced pulmonary edema) before this article. 

5.  My Rev3 decision:  And finally, I have decided to not go to Ohio to compete at Rev3 Cedar Point.  I decided that although it would most certainly be fun,  the potential after-effects on my body when I am not prepared are more than I want to deal with.  After last year's half-iron it took me a good 6 weeks to recover... it was miserable.  Better to not completely trash the body and be able to have fun another day! 

Have a great weekend!!!

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