My preoccupation at the moment is definitely my gut, with three fairly significant IBS-like episodes in the past 4-5 months. Since a significant GI change after 50 can be indicative of something more serious than food sensitivity, I’m treating it with respect. Unfortunately, doing it right means my doctor, some tests and then some restrictive diet planning and journaling with a dietitian.
Leftover Christmas mucus lingered throughout January. February saw a nasty injury and sinus infection flare up. Health is once again returning. Can it just stick around for a while now please?
Bad run routing choices in a big snow storm and a little hidden ice begat a hospital adventure on icy roads, a gnarly upper body injury, a week off work and at least three times that long off cycling and running.
The biggest problem with deciding you want to make some significant change is the dilemma between just trying to do it all, or to prioritize and discern. I started with the former, but over the past two months I’ve had to move toward the latter. So, in no particular order, just a recap of January for my records. In summary, things are moving in the right direction on all fronts, some more quickly than others. I’m focusing on self-improvement, reading and writing more, small health issues are resolving and the bike and run is on track.
The past couple of weeks has been interesting to me, in that a few seemingly unrelated stories highlight just how arbitrary our feelings about animals can be. The randomness of which is usually a direct result of how humans benefit from animal exploitation, and we’re often completely unaware of it. Far worse though, is celebrities talking a good game while laughing about their hypocrisy.