Thursday, October 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday #8 -- Excuses and Canker Sores

Continuing to migrate all of my old MFP blog posts over here in this weekly series, we continue with a few rambling thoughts on excuses and canker sores. These feelings come to me every year, as I tend to experience doldrums in late winter.

Aerobic activity manages to keep me afloat and functional, but I still require a bit more sleep, and it can be pretty hard to stay positive at times.

Excuses and Canker Sores

I've been slacking a lot this past couple of months with my running. My weight is holding the same, but I am feeling lousy. Less energy than when I'm running regularly, but with the bitter cold it is very tough to drag myself out of bed most days...
I am running the Eastern States 20 miler on March 30. I'm excited about it, even though I expect it will be a tougher run at my current level (or lack there of) of training. The course runs from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Salisbury Massachusetts along the New Hampshire sea coast. I've played weddings around the New Hampshire sea coast before, and it is a really lovely place! Should have some gorgeous views.
I'm also nursing a really nasty canker sore at the base of my tongue, left side of my mouth. It makes eating extremely unpleasant so I've had a couple of days this week where I just couldn't make a reasonable number of calories. I've always had a history with these sores, maybe a couple every other month. Usually they are very painful but this one, because of the location on my tongue, is without a doubt the most painful thing I have ever experienced.
I was reading last night about using alum (which is used in pickling) as a treatment for this. I've never heard of that before, but I may actually try it out as this thing is becoming intolerable and has been around for four days now.

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