It’s Not About The Marathon Finisher Medal, But The Training Definitely Improved Calf Claudication

It's Not About The Marathon Finisher Medal, But The Training Definitely Improved Calf Claudication

As I hobbled over the finish line, I Tried To Decline The Marathon Finisher Medal But They Insisted! They gave me the medal for coming in last. Literally last! Deb had a great first marathon. I keep telling her she's a natural athlete! Race Analysis: My run fell apart in the second half of the race. Foot pain kicked in with a vengeance, while calf claudication had vanished by three miles or ... Read more

Test Your Body Awareness Skills, They May Save Your Life One Day

Test Your Body Awareness Skills, They May Save Your Life One Day

Body-Awareness Skills Test Try this hokey little movie by FitOldDog  Don't feel anything? You have work to do! It's certainly going on. As Caroline Joy, an expert in body physiology, says, “Proprioception refers to the body’s conscious awareness of itself …” “The proprioceptive system is responsible for maintaining reflexive control of muscle tone and posture.” “As you read this, your trunk is ... Read more

Saying Goodbye To Great Memories Of Our Chevy Tahoe – Goodbye Old Friend

Saying Goodbye To Great Memories Of Our Chevy Tahoe - Goodbye Old Friend

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Less Pills And More Body Awareness By Wiggling Your Finger

Less Pills And More Body Awareness By Wiggling Your Finger

Less Pills Is Fine With FitOldDog Funny how a book can change your world view. This is certainly true for The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohllben. Never took a walk in the woods again without feeling I was meandering through one massive living organism. It's probably watching me, Ents or no Ents. Then along came Winning The Story Wars. I had no idea about the massive impact of marketing schemes designed ... Read more

Trash Truck Metaphor For A Sustainable Body

Trash Truck Metaphor For A Sustainable Body

Avoid Waste For A Sustainable Body This brief post is about two events related to sustainability, when it comes to the planet and our bodies. ONE, avoid wasting stuff: I went to take out the trash and recycling this morning. Glancing into the 'landfill bin,' I noticed that it was empty, after a whole week of living. Then I noticed that there was very little recycling, but I took that one down to the road. The ... Read more

Speedplay Hips, Another ‘So-Called Plantar Fasciitis’ Insight

Speedplay Hips, Another 'So-Called Plantar Fasciitis' Insight

Speedplay Hips For Better Foot Float A 'So-Called Plantar Fasciitis' Insight?  Believe it or not, this crudely made, old video has had over 15,000 hits! Those eight years of research on so-called plantar fasciitis drew my attention to the role of hip muscles in freedom of rotation of our feet. During today's 5k road race, I had an epiphany. It's just like those Speedplay pedals. It's all about float, or freedom ... Read more

ONLINE SURVEY: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Foot Symptoms?

ONLINE SURVEY: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Foot Symptoms?

Please consider filling out this survey. It could save people's lives. You have to use a desktop, not phone here OR Go to this Facebook page and scroll down on your phone. Create your own user feedback survey All help much appreciated, kev aka FitOldDog   ... Read more

Easy Vegetable Gardening With Aortic Disease

Easy Vegetable Gardening With Aortic Disease

Easy Vegetable Gardening? Easy vegetable gardening! Oxymoron? It's all a matter of letting nature (or gravity) do the heavy lifting.Each time I have such a task, I run a mental benefit-risk assessment.Do it myself or go get assistance?It's easy to strain your back in the vegetable garden. This is avoidable. For instance, forget double digging. You leave that to the worms. Furthermore, just like Ironman ... 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.