Saturday, February 28, 2009

Still Alive.

Wow time seems to fly. I sometimes wonder how people maintain these very detailed blogs, I just can’t seem to find the time to coach the athletes I coach, train, and oh yea be a husband and father.

With life so crazy it becomes so easy to let things pass we don’t “have to do”. One of those things for me is my annual physical I get from my doctor. One of my close friends went in for the “Heart Check”. He is a triathlete, a bit skinny and could use a bit more muscle :) but he is in general good health. 80% blockage! Next day he was in getting a heart procedure. We could not believe it. Needless to say, it inspired me to get checked out. So I am currently running the gauntlet of medical check ups and exams – fun times. It is worth it though. Even with me they have stumbled on something they want to take a closer look at. Most likely nothing extremely serious but Im glad it is being ruled out. Make time to get a baseline physical once a year. It is probably as important as maintaining a blog at least.

We spent the last 4 weeks at Training Bible being trained by Doctors, Sport psychologists, professional bike fitters, Physical Therapists, Joe Friel, Jim Vance, etc. We take a lot of pride in our coaching staff and require them once a year at a min. to come for a training camp which helps them stay up with the latest theories in the coaching industry. That took a lot of work to put together but was well worth it.

I’m in Tucson for work this weekend and am sneaking in some rides and runs. It is so great to be able to ride outside. The swims outside are nice too. I was able to also try out the trails at Catalina State Park for a nice run.


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russ morphis said...


Amen! You have to go to the Doctor for physicals. Don't let yourselve or your athletes skip this important dicipline. Heart Checks, A1C, and general physical exams every year are a must for triathletes.


Drs. Cynthia and David said...

As older runners, we are also concerned about heart health issues. Reading at , Dr. Davis recommends a similar diet to the paleo one recommended by Joel (wheat/grain free, supplements with omega-3, etc) and claims to see improvements in CT scan scores indicating decreased deposition of calcium in arteries and hence decreased inflammation. Did you by any chance get a CT scan? I'd be interested to hear how you respond to any health issues that come up (changes, interventions, progress).