Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Working out of town all week

I brought my kettlebells and running shoes..

I'm staying at a hotel that has a kitchen. I filled the fridge with grass-fed bison, salad stuff and some fruit from Whole Foods.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

I started pricking my finger again

because I missed it so much!

Actually I did miss getting my daily glucose and ketone readings, even if the numbers weren't what I wanted them to be.

I've been doing my daily fasts until noon. Then I eat between noon and 7pm. Before my first meal, I've been testing my blood. Glucose has been averaging in the low 80's. Ketones around .4. I've been grazing too much during my eating window. One of my goals is to have a meal at noon, then dinner without snacks. I'm not hungry, reaching for a snack has just been an easy habit to develop.

Friday, July 5, 2013

52 half marathons

has been pushed back to the original date, October 20.

Although it had to be done because of the heat, cancelling last week's race has already put me in the hole. My wallet took a hit, I also need to build up more vacation days.

So, official race #1 will be Duke city in Albuquerque.

I'm going to be doing some races during the summer, to ensure I stay trained. I'm also going to use the summer to get my keto diet in tip top shape.

It will be October 20 in no time...

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Saturday's half marathon was cancelled due to the crazy heat.

Damn you sun!
The race director made the right decision, the tempts are breaking records in Las Vegas and surrounding states.

Unfortunately I was already in Vegas at the time it was cancelled. I had already lost too much money in the casinos and rented a car. I also used up 2 vacation days.

I'm not in a great mood..

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saturday's race

had to change their location.
I'm scheduled to do Running with the Devil at Lake Mead, near Las Vegas.

The Race Director had her permit revoked because of an extreme heat warning. The tempts are supposed to reach around 115 degrees.


Luckily Joyce was able to secure another location. It's in Lovell Canyon, which is at a higher elevation.

Hopefully it will only be 100 degrees.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

20 Ketone strips

that's all I have left.

I haven't been checking my ketones until I decide if I'm buying more or not. At $2 a strip, it's a costly investment.

I have almost 60 glucose strips. What I may do is continue testing glucose everyday. This afternoon, about an hour after my meal of eggs, avocado and ham  it read 87. Most of the time if my glucose is on the 70's or 80's my ketone reading will be .4 or higher.

Maybe I'll continue with daily glucose and weekly blood pressure. I'll save my ketone strips for some type of future experiment. Or maybe I'll check them a day after my first 20 half marathons.

Hmmm...gotta think about it.....

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


that was my blood pressure this morning.
I checked it last week and the number was the same.

For the last couple years my blood pressure numbers were labeled as pre-hypertensive.

Now I'm in the normal range.