Monday, June 1, 2009

CK Steadily Down

CK was 613 for May which is down a little from last month. It isn't moving fast, but it is still moving which is good. I am still at 10mg of Prednisone a day and we are going to discuss how long I will stay there at my next appointment. I am not too anxious to change anything up until I am officially in the "normal" range.

I am happy to say I made it through a few Spin classes and find that it helps to have loud music and someone making me push myself just a little bit more. Working out sure isn't what it used to be, but with good friends around it is at least bearable. Our YMCA is like family. I was looking into this raw vegan protein powder that I think would be beneficial for the muscles after a workout. I am still juicing during the day, wheatgrass and a green juice (kale, celery, parsley, cucumber, ginger). I am not crazy with being restrictive about foods, but I do now know what is acidic, what has sugar, etc. and try to eat smart. I have found a nice balance of not intellectualizing food and actually enjoying it now.

Not running yet and I am not sure if that will ever happen. It frustrates Graham which in turn saddens me because there isn't anything more I would want to do than run with my son. He tries to understand in whatever way a 5 year old can, and I try not to say too much to him and stay positive. I tell him that I never give up and we are going to train together and who knows what can happen in a few years. Who knows what the future of science will hold. I will zap some muscle-head's bicep into my hamstrings- sure- I will see if it works if it means I can run. So for now I do a nice slow plod, a few paces and back to walking.

Luckily I can keep up with many other things. I am especially proud about how my karate kick is high once again, walking is steady, I can pick up things easily, I lifted a 50 lb bag of mortar the other day, I can dance, and I can raise my leg over logs on trails or babygates.
ahh I'll take whatever this body will give....