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Coach Rich Dafter’s Training Log

Coach Rich Dafter’s Training Log chronicles his training at 73 after 57 years of running and almost 40 of those years with an autoimmune disorder that began after a car accident on May 17th, 1985. Each day I will share the workout that I did to keep moving even on the hardest, slowest, or most painful days. You can follow me on Strava, view my Polar Training Log, and follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I was prompted to start sharing my training here after reading a high school classmates Facebook post about her struggles with an autoimmune disorder and a chance encounter with a friend on a run…

Rich Dafter’s Training Log March 29th, 2024

Another gorgeous day in Albuquerque where this afternoon it is 70 degrees. I am following two plans – the Strava/McMillan plan and the BODi Super Blocks plan for XB Pilates with Andrea Rogers. As much as I like Andrea Rogers and her crew, I am glad that I did the XB Pilates Super Block Week 3 Day 4 Sculpt & Define workout. That means that I only have one day left to get the BODi Badge!

Rich Dafter’s Training Log March 28th, 2024

The Strava/McMillan 5K training plan that I mentioned that I am doing called for a tempo run today. I ran up and over to this point where the Albuquerque Volcanoes and Mt. Taylor can be seen to the west and then did the tempo run back. I am now fully caught up with the plan and need to do two more runs this week.

Rich Dafter’s Training Log March 27th, 2024

Rich Dafter's Training Log

After a couple of days of running to get caught up with the Strava/McMillan 5K training plan that I am trying, I got back to the plan and did the Wednesday “Rest Day” that was called for. Rest to me is not running, so I did the XB Pilates Super Block Week 3 Day 3 Cardio Fusion workout in the BODi Library. I have just two workout left to complete the program and earn the BODi Badge!

I really like Andrea Roger’s workouts, even though I only like Pilates somewhat more than yoga. But I follow along and during the parts when I wish that I was getting more strength, I grab dumbells off of my weight rack and start doing moves that I know really well having been a personal trainer.

I have a really simple setup in our sunroom with a Fire TV, BODi, and lots of free weights. I will be going back to Dig Deeper after XB Pilates and really would like to get a weight bench to do the workouts properly.

Fire TV and BODi

Cillian Murphy from “Oppenheimer” was played the lead role of Thomas Shelby in “Peaky Blinders“!

Rich Dafter’s Training Log March 26th, 2024

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The Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque have a fresh coating of snow near the Crest with storm clouds hovering over them. Within ten minutes of taking that picture is was a near whiteout looking at that same section of the mountain.

Today was a particularly painful run, which they have been most of this year. I have lots of stress and also some teeth that need attention and are giving me some pain.

An article in the New York Times caught my eye this morning, “Can Weed Improve a Workout?” and I read some of it after reading a Facebook post of a high school friend of mine. She wrote,

“A quick lesson about autoimmune diseases. It takes an average of 3 years and 5 doctors for a person to get a proper diagnosis of an autoimmune disease. I just wish more people understood what an autoimmune disease is.
It is not a cold or the flu; you will never get better, and even a nap will not help. Just eating a salad and hitting the gym won’t slim your face or get the pounds off.
Sleeping 10 hours doesn’t leave you well rested, ever.
Last minute changes in plans because that “just got ran over” feeling.
Achy joints and bones, dry skin, breaking hair, mood swings, and depression are just the tip of the iceberg.
You are also prone to having multiple autoimmune diseases.
The “put together on the outside,” rarely matches the raging battle on the inside. “…but you don’t LOOK sick”
I am watching the ones who will take the time to read this entire post and react.
Please, in honor of someone who is fighting Graves Disease, Myasthenia Gravis , POTS, MCAD, Sjogren’s, Scleroderma, Hashimoto Disease, Hypothyroidism, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, ITP, Sarcoidosis, CVID, RSDS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis, Raynauld’s Syndrome, Diabetes, Mold Illness, Celiac, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Pemphigus, Neuropathy, SPS, MS, PBC, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, CIDP, Behcet’s, Alopecia, MMN And GPA
If you feel called to spread the awareness on this, or show some love to the autoimmune warriors in your life: Paste to your page and reply “DONE” on mine.
Unfortunately, most of us know someone fighting against one or more of these diseases.
To those folks, I am sending loving comfort and extra spoons!!”
Her post really hit home and after all these years, there probably won’t be much change. About a year ago, I went to my primary and asked him why I was in so much pain and he did blood tests. When the results came back he said, “Well, there’s nothing medically wrong with you. You must have fibromyalgia or something” and copied and pasted something that he google to explain it. That was zero help.
Based on the New York Time article, I googled CBD gummies and found this review in Forbes. Based on their review, I ordered the Berry CBD Gummies from Cornbread. As soon as I start trying them I will share here how they work.

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