Thursday, January 31, 2013

Some General Health Rambling

10 miles

I'm finally getting serious about my hip.  It nags just enough that I wonder what is going on with it.  I did some research, and I think it is just a tight piriformis muscle.  It appears that running early in the morning and then sitting on your butt in an office chair for 10 hours doesn't make your hip muscles too happy.  Based on this highly scientific blog post, it looks like I just need to sit indian style for awhile at night and loosen it up. 

As my birthday approaches (February 10), I spend more time thinking about what I'm doing about my life.  Since this blog pretty much focuses on health and fitness, I'll focus mostly on that stuff here.  

In general, I plan on being pretty serious about my diet from my birthday going forward.  As in, the rest of my life.  I have a couple of friends who are in their late 60's/early 70's who eat very clean and are quite healthy.  The key thing is they have eaten right for so long, its just a habit now.  I need to be at that point.  

If I want to make a meaningful difference in my health and fitness, diet is going to be the lever that I can pull to make that difference.  At this point I feel like I'm trying to outrun my diet with training intensity.  I believe I will be much better off managing my diet more intelligently and being more moderate and intelligent in my training.  

1 comment:

  1. Ridiculously true. Well said. Diet is way more than half of the fitness equation. Folks like us tend to bury it with "activities."