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  • For example, when I get to the top of the stairs, my legs are tired, as if I’d done a ton of squats the day before. I’ve felt that before after a hard run or squats or something, but this seemed strange since I hadn’t done a particularly hard run, except for the heat. I have been trying to run faster, so that could be it.…
  • I take Natural Calm, which is a magnesium supplement in powder form. I always sleep like a rock when I take it at night before bed. I usually have pretty wild, vivid dreams, too!
  • Ran 4 miles in the southern heat and humidity. When will I get used to it??
  • Lol, Ghirardelli squares are my limiting factor for staying out of the stores, too! Only the 86% dark, though! 😋
  • I’m in the same boat. I had lost 28 lbs since September of last year, then quarantine, and I put 6 lbs back on. I can feel it when I run, and I really want to lose those lbs again! We haven’t been baking, but just being in quarantine and shopping only once per week for a family of 5, I’ve purchased a number of treats “for…
  • 5.5 mile run this morning, easy 5 miles biking with the fam this afternoon while hubby ran.
  • I meant my Electrophysiologist, who specializes in electrical disorders of the heart. I already needed to message his office today, so I asked this question as well. I was only diagnosed last year, and this just hasn’t come up yet in my appointments. Thanks to everyone for their recommendations. There are definitely some…
  • Oh my, that's scary! I'm so glad you got it figured out and taken care of! What a crazy time to have to have emergency procedures! Your symptoms sounded so similar to mine, but mine did end up going away, so I'm assuming it was a different issue. Anyway, I hope all continues to go well.
  • I might contact my doctor to see what’s most important. The drink I tried out today has orange juice, which has potassium and calcium, so with the sodium that I add, the only one really left out is magnesium, which I have on hand but forgot to add. I will check out Tailwind, but I was also looking to save money, since over…
  • I will try those for my longest runs where I need to refill my bottle from a water fountain, but I don’t like that they have stevia.
  • Since discovering running with music, I mostly just listen to the music and enjoy. I will also assess how I feel--does my heel hurt, is it time to stop and stretch or can I go a little longer? I also look around and appreciate the scenery, even though I pretty much run the same greenway trail every time.
  • Right now I carry my phone in my hand, attach my single house key to my shoe string, and keep toilet paper in my leggings pocket, or under shoe strings if no pocket (obviously bathroom emergencies have hit me in the past!). I’m about to look into a waist belt to hold water as it gets hotter and I begin doing longer…
  • ...unless social distancing and stay-at-home orders are put in place. There, fixed that for you!
  • My brother-in-law’s grandfather had it, was on a ventilator, and they’ve since “taken him off life support”. I haven’t heard back again, but I assume he passed away. My BIL’s grandmother was assumed to have it and was hospitalized, but has improved and gone home. Nobody could be in with the grandfather. This was in OK. My…
  • I use RunKeeper for running outside, and my treadmill desk for walking when I work. The calorie counts these give me vs the formulas given above compare like this: For 5 miles of running at about 6.2 mph: (Runkeeper: 517 cal vs Running Formula below: 437 cal). For 2 miles walking at 1.8-2.0 mph: (Treadmill readout: 150 cal…
  • I've found that between reduced motivation (planned running races canceled) and having everyone at home (homeschooling 3 kids, my job, husband's job) and associated chaos, PLUS general anxiety about the whole situation, I'm doing good to maintain my weight at this point. Which I'm fine with--I was previously within 10 lbs…
  • So far we have not been wiping down our groceries. I use hand sanitizer several times, or gloves, in the store, and same once bags are into the car, and again when home. Then hands washed again after unloading it all. I also feel better seeing that the cashier is sanitizing their hands prior to handling our groceries, and…
  • We have some 70% isopropyl alcohol and some 91%. We had some small spray bottles of hand sanitizer, and as those have emptied, we’ve just been pouring the alcohol straight into the spray bottle. It works well when sprayed on hands, but is probably pretty drying. Please remember to use caution when working with high…
  • I just read an article indicating that Jordan loosened their curfew due to "chaos" that the strict lockdown had caused, with many people not able to get food. Is this your understanding, or did Jordan really loosen restrictions because of reduced spread of the virus? I apologize ahead of time if this sounds…
  • Question: Those asymptomatic people who test positive--do they develop symptoms eventually, or do some never become symptomatic? In the above example of CA testing temperatures, can they be sure all of the people with normal temps are Covid-19 negative?
  • Thinking about it a bit, I think for me, there's also a sense of "Well, who is going to see me? Who will notice if I gain back a few pounds?" I mean, we can't go anywhere, can't meet up with anyone socially, so it's kind of like, I don't care quite as much. I'm having to remind myself how great I feel when I'm lighter and…
  • I'm just saying that if people see how many of the sick wind up in the hospital, it might make it more clear the seriousness of the situation. If they see a large number of cases but "only" a small number of deaths, it might not look as dire. It's the overload of the hospitals with the thousands of patients, many in ICU,…
  • Thanks for that link. It's interesting to me that my state of NC has about 470 reported cases (as of today), but no deaths reported. Most other states with that many reported cases have at least 1, but in most cases, more than 1 death reported. I mean I'm thankful there aren't any, but just wondering why the difference. Of…
  • Okay, that's nice, I thought it would take a week or more to be able to get back to it. I thought I was going to donate today, so I had a couple of good snacks, went to the place...and realized I'm actually scheduled for this coming Sunday, not today! Oh well, I'll be up for a good run tomorrow!
  • Let me just say, coronavirus pandemic/stay-at-home + PMS is not a good combo! I've eaten a LOT the past several days, and now my period finally started, and my eating is kinda' going down a little...
  • I'm sorry you're feeling so miserable! I took Prilosec on the advice of my general doc, while I waited for my GI appt. The Prilosec is a 14-day treatment, and I did feel better after a few days, for about 5 days or so. Then the pain came back for a few days, and then after that I felt better overall. Now, I'm pretty much…
  • I wish the US media would report the number of people hospitalized, not just cases and deaths. The number of cases depends heavily on testing (which the CDC is no longer recommending except for the high-risk and/or seriously ill), and the death toll in the US probably sounds "low" to many here who insist this is so much…
  • Yeah...my daughter went to her orthodontist appt today (I was surprised they still wanted her to come in--I watched like a hawk to be sure gloved hands going into her mouth hadn't touched anything else first). They checked her temp before we went in, and it was 96.5 F. The lady behind the counter asked me if that was a…
  • I’ve switched to scrolling with my left thumb. Then I might just accidentally hit “insightful”, which no one seems to mind 😃
  • I’m a little vexed at the usage of the word “hoarding”. Why don’t people understand the idea of preparing, and increased demand? Here’s a little math example: My town has a population of roughly 166,000. If we assume that equals roughly 55,000 households, and each household normally buys toilet paper every 30 days, then on…
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