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Old 05-08-14, 07:22 PM   #1
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WooHoo!!! Five miles today!

Trail walking.

Last December and January I had what I assume were a couple of gout attacks in my left ankle, and they killed any idea of my normal trail walking routine (the same route I use when I go mtn biking after work).

I decided to try walking again once a week last month, and I've built myself back up to five miles.

Now I need to see if I can do the nine mile loop trail I use as one of my other mtn biking trails.
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Old 05-08-14, 07:43 PM   #2
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Great job, hope the walking and cycling both get better and better for you. Recovery can be frustrating sometimes but the little victories make it seem a bit quicker.

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Old 05-08-14, 10:30 PM   #3
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Good Job . . . Keep pedaling as best you can!
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Outstanding with the 5 miles! Good health to you and build those combined miles up.
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Old 05-09-14, 12:59 PM   #5
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Gout...

What are you doing for relief?

I've been trying to stay hyper hydrated, exclude what are known to have purines.. A lot of diet cherry juice (low quality, concentration) making it up in volume. I tolerate the allopurinol...

But when it gets bad, lemon juice works very well, and a gross but extremely effective one is baking soda dissolved in water... Just not at the same time.

Hope this helps, as gout sux...
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Old 05-09-14, 01:40 PM   #6
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go Go GO!
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Old 05-09-14, 03:51 PM   #7
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Gout...

What are you doing for relief?

I've been trying to stay hyper hydrated, exclude what are known to have purines.. A lot of diet cherry juice (low quality, concentration) making it up in volume. I tolerate the allopurinol...

But when it gets bad, lemon juice works very well, and a gross but extremely effective one is baking soda dissolved in water... Just not at the same time.

Hope this helps, as gout sux...
I cut out as much gluten as possible, since beef prices have gone nut's, it's been easy to eat less red meat, and I try to eat more fruits and veggies.

I work outside here in Tucson, so I stay pretty hydrated already, but I drink more water and less soda now when I'm home.

If I get it again, I'll try the lemon juice ( I already pack dried tart cherries in my ride snacks), and the baking soda.

What was really bad (besides the pain) was how much my ankle swelled up. it took over a month before I could ride the road bike because with clipless pedals, my ankle would hit the crank arm.
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Way to go! I really like trail walking or hiking. I tend to take my surroundings for granted, however. I need to do more walking and posts like this serve to inspire me!
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