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Lyme and Exercise

Main Idea: Exercise is good for you.  You should still try to do what you can in the area of athletics, without overdoing it.

Some Lyme doctors say that people with Lyme disease shouldn’t exercise aerobically.  I disagree.  I think that we should work up to an intense burn.  Spirochetes don’t like oxygen and working out aerobically provides oxygen to the tissues.  I think that the increased oxygen and the elevated body temperature actually kills spirochetes.

Don’t overdo it.  I can only work out hard every other day.  The other day I do stretches and situps and jump on the mini tramp to keep my body moving.

Here is what I’ve been doing.  I’m a runner and run several times a week.  I still need several naps per day and have a lot of pain (as of the end of 2010), but I’m still trying!

2015 Results

  • 6/24/2015 – 20 (of about 38) – Wasatch Trail Run 6.1 Miles (Time – 51:39)

2014 Results

  • 9/20/2014 – 2nd (of about 120) – Lifting Hearts 5K (Time – 21:13)

2013 Results

  • 4/6/2013 – 25th (of 85) - Timp Shadow Trail 5K – Provo, UT (Time – 26:16)
  • 5/18/2013 – Beat Beethoven 5K – Pleasant Grove, UT (Time – 21:39)
  • 6/29/13 – 31st (of about 95) Battle at Big Springs 8K – Provo, UT (Time – 47:54)

2012 Results

  • 10/20/2012 – 6th (of about 110) Lifting Hearts 5K (Time – 20:54)

2011 Results

  • 9/17/2011 – 12th (of about 82)  Hidden Peak Challenge – Snowbird, UT (Time – 1:03:53)
  • 7/16/2011 – 12th (of about 70) Battle at Big Springs 8K – Provo, UT (Time – 41:45)
  • 6/25/2011 – 28th (of about 100) Gruesome Grizzly Trail 8K- UT (Time – 44:10)

2010 Results

  • 11/13/2010 – 19th (of about 200) Crazy Course 3.3 Mile – Draper, UT (Time – 23:54)
  • 8/28/2010 – 4th (of about 30) SHE-Ute Run 5K – Salt Lake City, UT (Time – 21:16)
  • 8/14/2010 – 61st (of about 300) Minuteman 5K – Sandy, UT (Time – 20:49)
  • 7/31/2010 – 18th (of about 90) Battle at Big Springs 8K – Provo, UT (Time – 40:48)
  • 6/26/2010 – 28th (of about 85)  Gruesome Grizzly Trail 8K- UT (Time – 47:22)
  • 4/24/2010 – 2nd (of about 50)  Gunnison Spring Run Off - UT (Time – 21:17)

2009 Results

  • 11/7/2009 – 24th (of about 300)  Therapy Animals 5K - SLC, UT (Time – 22:15)
  • 9/19/2009 – 19th (of 99) – Hidden Peak Challenge 6K – Snowbird, UT (Time – 1:05:13)
  • 7/18/2009 – 56th (of about 90) – Battle at Big Springs 8K – Provo, UT (Time – 52:26)
  • 6/6/2009 – 8th (of about 500) – Irace for MLD 5K – Bountiful, UT (Time – 20:53)
  • 5/30/2009 – 31st (of about 70) – Gruesome Grizzly Trail 8K – Provo, UT (Time – 43:32)
  • 5/23/2009 – 4th (of 80) – Scandinavian Festival 5K – Ephraim, UT (Time – 22:41)
  • 5/2/2009 – 14th (of 33) – Timp Shadow Trail 5K – Provo, UT (Time – 27:56) Muddy Race!

If there are official online results from the race, then I link to them.

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