The thing is, I don't know which is worse, the foot discomfort or the shin splints. I changed my shoes and my running style to prevent plantar faciitis, but now I have incredibly bad shin splints. It reminds me of when I first started running almost 2 years ago. So I don't know if it's the increase in miles or the shoes. I know when I first started running I didn't have proper shoes but I got some and eventually my shin splints went away. I don't know if it was because my body got used to the running, or because of the shoes. I do know that they would come back whenever I needed new shoes, so I am leaning towards blaming my shoes, but I just don't know. Shoes are expensive, and I can't afford to buy new ones after only having these for a month. Plus, I don't know what I would get if I did get new ones. The more supported shoes help with the shin splints, but my physical therapist wants me to do more minimalist shoes to help with the PF.
Speaking of my PT, I quit going. At Christmas time I had to cancel a couple times, and she had to cancel once, and I just never rescheduled. My foot is feeling a million times better
I read a lot of blogs, maybe not as many as some, but enough to keep me busy when I'm bored. And enough to allow me to get behind quite a bit if I don't keep up. In total right now I read 24 that are actively posting. I have more on my list, but several of them quit posting and I either haven't deleted them yet, or I was really invested in them when they did post so I hope they come back.
Anyway, of those 24, 6 of them are paleo/primal related blogs. And while that may not be a ton, that type of eating is really influencing me. I have cut down drastically on my breads/wheats/sugar intake. And honestly, it's not because I don't want to do it that I've been putting off giving it up completely. There was a time when I thought I would NEVER be able to give up breads, but I know that I can now. It has more to do with laziness on my part. Chris cooks 2-3 times a week, and he always has some sort of carb in his meals. I can skip some of them, like the potatoes, but when his meal is spaghetti or potato soup (he makes great potato soup) . . . well, that would mean I'd have to make my own meal, and I just don't want to. So what do I do . . . well, I guess I eat more primally when I have to make my own dinner and I eat Chris's meal when he makes dinner. However, I have a hard time staying away from wine. I like my glass
So, the question is, is getting down to 140 or below more important to me than what I am eating
I am curious what those of you who may be paleo/primal (I don't think I have many that read this though) think of this article. (I will say, I thought eliminating all forms of vegetables and fruit because they have carbs is stupid, those are healthy foods.)
I do not live in an area that has been affected by the extreme cold this winter (or any winter, really) but I liked this picture and thought I'd share it with those of you that may be affected. =)