Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Knee Pain, Conferral, and Birthday Giveaway! UPDATED!


I've been having some knee pain since last winter.  I went to my yearly physical and talked to my doctor about my knee.  She said that from my description of my pain and where it was located that it was likely a tendon issue, but she knew that she would likely need to check out if there was a bone issue before doing an MRI or anything.  So, she sent me down to radiology to get x-rays of my knees.  They told me that I'd hear from the doctor's office when they got the results.  That was on Wednesday, so in doctor speak I didn't expect to hear anything until the next week.  I heard on Friday from them!  Say what!?  They said that my x-ray looked just fine.  They said that my bones didn't have any issues, but they did notice some arthritic degeneration.  I asked them if they just said that I have arthritis.  They said that's generic terms for what happens to your bones as you get older and they expect it from someone of my age.  Speaking of my age....be sure to check out my birthday giveaway!

Market to Market Relay Nebraska

I have officially finished school!  Last week I ordered my diploma as I finished the final courses for my Bachelor's of Science for Software Development a couple of weeks ago and they conferred the degree mid last week.  So, that means that I have more time to train now.....right?  Well, my wife is still in school for a short while longer.  I also have 4 kids on 6 different all-star cheerleading teams.  The 5th kid is almost my saving grace.  I am putting together a workout plan for him that he'll do most often with me, so I will be training with him at least.  Speaking of training, I am training for the Market to Market Relay Nebraska again this year.  That will be Saturday October 8th, 2016 from Omaha, NE to Lincoln, NE.  I had a great time last year and we are doing it again this year.

And now to the part you all are waiting for, my


This year I thought that I'd give away a few of my favorite things.  I'm starting with my favorite hydration product, that would mean a tube of Nuun of course!  What self respecting Nuunbassador wouldn't give one away?  The guys over at Viter have graciously offered up a tin of either Wintergreen or their NEW Spearmint flavor!!!  I'm also hoping to add more as the week goes on.  So, stay tuned


ENERGYbits decided to join in on my birthday giveaway.  If you haven't tried them, you should!  I first posted about them in September of 2013 when I wrote "A bit about bits, and bits for you!"  They also have Recoverybits that I've used as well.  The prize will contain ENERGYbits, RECOVERYbits, & some "swag" (sunglasses, headband, etc.).  If you can't wait to see if you win, or you want to order otherwise you can go to ENERGYbits website (http://www.energybits.com) and use the discount code BLOG for 20% your purchase!

The giveaway has now been extended until Sunday September 18th, 2016.

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Until next time, keep those beats coming!


  1. Congrats on the degree as well! As for mid run pick me up? hmm.. Electro-Bites always work, and more recently I tried the Honey Stinger GF waffles.. yum :-)

  2. Honey stinger caramel or pretzels

  3. I love Nuun! I also use GU gel packs for those super long marathon training runs.

  4. Lately fruit snacks! Or a gel when my stomach can handle it.

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