Save Your Knees With Low Impact Running

Save Your Knees With Low Impact Running

You Can Save Your Knees If you don't wait too long! Took me years to master this! Sure glad I did! Sorry the focus is off, no idea why. Too hot to go out there and do it all over again. Life is brief! Follow the advice of Danny Dryer and Jack Heggie, and you might run for the rest of you life. You might even qualify for the Boston Marathon. You never know your luck - more to do with skill and ... Read more

Athlete With Stent: Brave Fool?

Athlete With Stent: Brave Fool?

Am I a brave fool? I don't think I'm either! Some people think I'm crazy for going vegan! Damn! Vegan food is so good! Here's a vegan sandwich, of cheese alternative, homegrown tomatoes, and flax bread. Can't beat it! Some people think I'm crazy for continuing Ironman with my stent(s)! It's all about changing the way you move! I was biking with Sue, the other day. We're cruising along, with me ... Read more

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Repaired And Back To Ironman Training

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Repaired And Back To Ironman Training

Stent Repaired Back on the bike, with more than traffic to deal with! Another Opportunity To Change The Way I Move, To cope with aging and Ironman with stent! Gave my first talk on that book a couple of days ago! Abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft repair was a success! Found out today! Thanks UNC Endovascular! Following my left common iliac stent repair, at UNC CH, by a great endovascular team, I ... Read more

Change The Way You Move To Adapt To Aging And Cure Sports Injuries!

Change The Way You Move To Adapt To Aging And Cure Sports Injuries!

Change The Way You Move? It's Both An Art And A Science! Development of the OQS movement method started with Mabel the cow! (click on the cow, below, to read the chapter about Mabel on Amazon - don't worry, it's free!) Keeps me going, anyway!   I had to change the way I move, to: Fix my running-induced chronic knee pain, so I could qualify for the Boston Marathon. Cure three attacks of plantar ... Read more

Eating Meat: I Fell For The Big Lie, Until August 4th, 2015!

Eating Meat: I Fell For The Big Lie, Until August 4th, 2015!

The Lies/Myth As Recently Stated To FitOldDog By A Fellow Veterinarian! "Factory farmed meat is the only way poor people can get enough protein." Eating Meat Is Necessary? You can sign up for my infrequent but informative newsletters at this link! Eating meat is just not necessary, except in certain hostile environments. I can see how ruminant livestock can play a valuable role in the creation of farms with ... Read more

Before Taking Opiates Try Body Movement For Plantar Fasciitis, ITBS And Aging Mobility.

Before Taking Opiates Try Body Movement For Plantar Fasciitis, ITBS And Aging Mobility.

Before Taking Opiates! Try Body Movement. Think before taking opiates. There are choices!  Sometimes you need them, as I did following thoracic surgery recently. It was the only way I could do the work needed to fully re-inflate my left lung. The issue of opiate addiction, and body movement alternatives for pain treatment, came to mind recently. I was busy building a new sales funnel (see ... Read more

Athlete With Stent(s) Faces Another Interesting Ironman Training Challenge

Athlete With Stent(s) Faces Another Interesting Ironman Training Challenge

Ironman Training Challenge Good Idea Or Bad? Time grinds us down, relentlessly! Can he qualify for Kona to honor his friend, Frits, with an 's'? An abdominal aortic aneurysm messed up FitOldDog's race, in 2010. "Can I continue Ironman training?" he said to the first endovascular surgeon, after receiving his AAA stent graft! "I'd go easy, if it was me!" the surgeon replied. He did, and he ... Read more

Be Fit For Fast Vascular Surgery Recovery And Happiness!

Be Fit For Fast Vascular Surgery Recovery And Happiness!

Surgery Recovery And Happiness? Yep! It really does pay to stay fit, if you want to brave the stormy seas of surgery. Drugs that help, but beat you up. Little sleep as they stab holes in you every couple of hours. (Oh! Yes! And have great surgeons and nurses!) And this time? You'll have to lay there, on your back, without moving that left leg! They couldn't find a pulse in my left leg, even with ultrasound ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.