Shannon & Pam, after months of training, officially became ultrarunners with finishing Way Too Cool 2010 (3/13/10). They continue to run the long distances as they continue to challenge themselves physically & mentally. This is where they post those triumphs and also their tribulations.

November 23, 2009

11-23-09 Day 15 Rest - Shannon

Today is a rest day. Thank goodness. I needed to be able to sleep in a little longer this morning. My back has been bothering me, and the rest was very much needed. I see Dr. Steve tonight, yeah!

Today is the first day of my attempt to eliminate wheat from my diet. On Diane's recommendation, to help me break through my year long plateau, I'm going wheat free. This is going to be extremely challenging, as I'm a breadaholic, but I believe I'm ready for it. Although, I didn't pick the best week for it, Thanksgiving week, but I figure, if I can survive this week wheat free, I can survive any week wheat free!!

I'm excited to see how my body will react. Will I see immediate changes or will it take a while? When you make drastic changes to your diet, as I did a little over 3 years ago, by going vegan, you body may go into detox mode. I went through a serious one when giving up animal products, so hopefully it won't be as bad by giving up wheat. But I'm prepared if I do.

Tomorrow it's back to training - I'm scheduled for 2 miles and yoga.


1 comment:

  1. that sounds like a great plan, shannon! I have many patients who have cut out wheat and feel so much better for it.

    Hey, what about running from karen's for our 7 miler on Saturday?