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Friday, December 2, 2016

Fair Friday Comfrey Salve


I adapted today's recipe from one that I saw this summer in craft magazine "Willow and Sage"  They steep comfrey leaves in the olive oil as well as the flower pedals. Since I do not have any comfrey in my neighborhood I used comfrey essential oil.

I am not going to make any medical claims. If you do a search on comfrey you will see it is used to heal cuts, speed healing in broken bones and to reduce inflammation.  It is commonly used for cuts and bug bites.  I have been using the salve all week on some cuts and it has helped them to heal faster.

There are some claims it helps with pain. You apply this to the skin. Do not take internally.  See the list of benefits from the ingredients in this salve.

1 ounce dried calendula pedals
12 ounces extra virgin olive oil
20 drops comfrey essential oil
1/8 cup raw honey
4 ounces coconut oil
3 ounces beeswax pellets
18 drops tea tree oil
25 drops of any mix of citrus essential oils.
4 ounce glass jars or 2 ounce tins

Steep the calendula pedals in olive oil. ( I steeped min for a month).  You can speed the process along by simmering the pedals in the oil in a small crock pot over night.

Strain the pedals and set the oil aside.  Making sure the oil is cool add the comfrey and essential oils.  Set aside.

Put the honey, coconut oil and beeswax in a glass mason jar or large glass measuring cup. Put the container in a pan of water. Slowly heat until the water simmers.   Stir the oil and wax mixture until it is melted. Remove from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Add the olive oil mixture and stir.

Pour into jars or tins.

There are a number of ingredients ingredients in this recipe.

Beeswax- has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties.

Calendula- has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and immuno-stimulant properties.

Citrus oils- have anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti fungal and anti-bacterial properties. They are also soothing to the skin.

Extra virgin olive oil- has anti-oxidant properties

Honey- has anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties.

Tea tree oil- has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-viral properties.

************************

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

Keywords: Running, Running and CMT, triathlon, triathlon and CMT, athlete and CMT, cycling and CMT, paratriathlon, challenged athlete, Team CMT, Running for My Life-Winning for CMT. Hereditary Neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Soup Sunday Shrimp and Corn Chowder



I like to make something special for game day. We have game day twice a week in Wisconsin, first for the Wisconsin Badger game and then for the Green Bay Packers. It has been exciting watching our Badgers this year. As I write this I am watching them battle Minnesota for the Paul Bunyan axe.
It is 46 F here today, great soup and football weather. This is the perfect soup to have while you watch your team play!

1 1/2 cup frozen corn
4 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon sea salt
8 ounces fingerling potatoes
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 lb raw shrimp with shell
1 1/2 cups half and half


Put chicken stock in a stock pot. Add raw shrimp and cook on low heat until the shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from the broth, peel and set shrimp aside.

Add potatoes and corn to the broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.
Return the shrimp to the soup and add the half and half.  Add the dried rosemary, salt and pepper.

Serves 4

*********************


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

Keywords: Running, Running and CMT, triathlon, triathlon and CMT, athlete and CMT, cycling and CMT, paratriathlon, challenged athlete, Team CMT, Running for My Life-Winning for CMT. Hereditary Neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

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Soup Sunday Shrimp and Corn Chowder



I like to make something special for game day. We have game day twice a week in Wisconsin, first for the Wisconsin Badger game and then for the Green Bay Packers. It has been exciting watching our Badgers this year. As I write this I am watching them battle Minnesota for the Paul Bunyan axe.
It is 46 F here today, great soup and football weather. This is the perfect soup to have while you watch your team play!

1 1/2 cup frozen corn
4 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon sea salt
8 ounces fingerling potatoes
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 lb raw shrimp with shell
1 1/2 cups half and half


Put chicken stock in a stock pot. Add raw shrimp and cook on low heat until the shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from the broth, peel and set shrimp aside.

Add potatoes and corn to the broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.
Return the shrimp to the soup and add the half and half.  Add the dried rosemary, salt and pepper.

Serves 4

*********************


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

Keywords: Running, Running and CMT, triathlon, triathlon and CMT, athlete and CMT, cycling and CMT, paratriathlon, challenged athlete, Team CMT, Running for My Life-Winning for CMT. Hereditary Neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Super Food Saturday- Bone Broth Protein Bars




1 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon chocolate extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dried cherries
2/3 cup almonds
4 scoops Pure Bone Broth Protein
Up to 3 tablespoons of water as needed for consistency

Whisk together coconut butter, honey, chocolate extract and sea salt.
Add protein powder and mix.
Add remaining ingredients.
Pour into a greased loaf pan.
Refrigerate  1 to 2 hours and cut into bars.

********************

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

Keywords: Running, Running and CMT, triathlon, triathlon and CMT, athlete and CMT, cycling and CMT, paratriathlon, challenged athlete, Team CMT, Running for My Life-Winning for CMT. Hereditary Neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Fair Friday-Shea Butter Natural Deodorant Ingredients

Natural Deodorant

Recently I read on Facebook that users of Old Spice deodorant has caused skin rashes in some of its users.

I can relate because I have really sensitive skin.  I have to be very careful about the products that I use.   A few years ago I started to make some small life style changes. I started eating more healthy and looking to switch to natural products for my skin care.

I tried a similar product to this recipe in July. I bought it at a farmer's market in Flower Mound Texas. The vendor was B2B Naturals and their website is B2BNaturals.com

I have to say this product worked much better than any commercial deodorant. It cut order and perspiration much better. I was really amazed since I did not expect it to work so well.

Similar products are available on Amazon, retaining for $10 to $15. At that price I wanted to try and make my own.  If you do get a reaction to this recipe, try cutting the baking soda in half.

Also be careful about the essential oils you use in the recipe and make sure they are essential oils, not synthetic fragrances.  I did two batches, one with peppermint and another that had tea tree and lavender.

Always do a skin patch test before you use the oil in any product.    I will give you a few versions here including one that has no Shea butter.

Shea Butter Deodorant Recipe
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons Shea butter
2 tablespoons arrowroot (optional) or organic cornstarch
15 drops of essential oil ( lavender and tea tree are good choices or try peppermint or sandalwood) Use more or less to taste.

Use a mason jar or glass bowl for this recipe. I used a pint size jar.  Place the coconut oil and Shea butter in the glass jar. Place in a pot of water and heat the water to a low bowl.  Once the butters are melted, remove from the heat and add the baking soda and arrowroot.

Add any essential oils and pour into a glass jar for storage.  It may take several hours to harden and set. You can speed things up by putting in the refrigerator for a bit.

It does not need to be stored in the refrigerator. The coconut oil melts at 76 F so it will be hard in the winter and very soft in the summer. In the winter, you have to work it a bit in your hands before applying.

One last thing, I also sterilize the jar I use to both make and store the finished product. Immerse the jars in boiling water for a few minutes, remove and let dry.


Here is another recipe

Coconut Oil Deodorant

6 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot or organic cornstarch
essential oils optional

Mix baking soda and arrowroot together in a medium bowl
Mash in coconut oil with a fork until well mixed. Add essential oils if using. Store in a small glass jar.

***************************


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

Keywords: Running, Running and CMT, triathlon, triathlon and CMT, athlete and CMT, cycling and CMT, paratriathlon, challenged athlete, Team CMT, Running for My Life-Winning for CMT. Hereditary Neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cozumel World Championship Race

Aquahlon Age Group World Championship Cozumel 2016


"Believe you can and you are halfway there." -Theodore Rooseveldt

It would be the 2nd race in just a few days. I had done the Age Group open Sprint Triathlon in Cozumel as a PC Open athlete.

I did not have a great race, but it was good practice for the Aquathlon race.  I knew doing two races so close together was a risk, but it really helped to have a chance to do a practice race.

I was easily able to do the 750 meter open water swim without a wet suit. So I was going into the race feeling relaxed and confident. I am not competitive as an age group athlete. I don't have to stress about being in top three. I can just relax and enjoy the experience.

Pre-Race
Another race meant another pre-dawn wake up call. This time I knew there was no parking. No worries, friend Cheryl Kearney had arrived in Cozumel after her husband Robert's Ironman Wisconsin race.  She would be my driver.

While waiting for her in the lobby I noticed another American athlete and asked if he needed a ride to the race. Since his ride had not showed up, he took me up on my offer.  Peter was from California and we had a nice visit talking about races and training. One of the best parts of going to event like this is all the great people  I meet.

I got to transition and it was mass confusion.  Transition is always a little busy. A race nerves can be even worse for a World Championship race.  Again just wanting to finish and not worrying about placement helps me to stay calm.  The ITU officials were not helping. We were provided small baskets to place our race gear. One offical came by and said everything had to be outside of the basket. Another came through and said everything had to be in the basket.

I put everything in my numbered basket and headed to the start line to chill out for the next two hours.   I found some shade and sipped the water I had brought along.  The men's elite race was about to start and Alastair Brownlee appeared mere feet from me doing his pre-race warm-ups. Brownlee is the reigning Men's Olympic Triathlon Gold Medalist.

He looked my way, nodded and smiled. I nodded back. Just one athlete to another. I got to watch as Brownlee beat out the American to claim the Aquathlon World Championship.

My group was in last wave.  We split into two groups. The fast and serious athletes in the front and the rest of us in the back. We all agreed to have a good time and stay out of the way of the fast ladies. There were high five's all around.

Race
The race would be a 2.5 K run, followed by a 1000 meter open water swim with no wet suit followed by a 2.5 K run.

I was a little worried about how the race would flow. Every Aquathlon I have ever done has been a swim followed by a run.

The first run was hot and humid.  I got into transition and the ITU official followed me and pointed to my basket and told me everything had to go in the basket.  I complied and hurried out of transition to the swim.

Swim.
I loved the format because the field spread out in the first run. Usually the swim start is like a washing machine. There was no commotion making the swim really easy. The water was clear. I could see fish and coral on the bottom of the marina where we were swimming.  I remember waving to a rescue diver sitting on the bottom under one of the race buoy's.

My friend told me I was in a group of about five athletes. I remember drafting for the first time in any race. Athletes have their age written on their calve. I could see she was in my age group. I was sure it was a race to stay out of last place. We traded the lead back and forth and I she was just ahead of me out of the water.   This picture was taken at the swim exit and although I always look like hell coming out of the water, this picture really captures the moment.

Run 2
I got out of transition as quick as I could. I passed the other athlete and put her away on the run. The 2nd run was comfortable because it was short and I was wet, keeping me cool. My friend from work Mary Joy, called out my name from the sidelines. Her sprint race would be the next day.

Before I knew it I was headed down the ITU blue carpet to the finish. I was handed an American flag by the Team USA manager and I waved it proudly.


I finished 17th out of 19th in my age group, but it was a lots of fun. I am building my experience for World Championships. If I ever get to go to a World Championship as a paratriathlete I will be ready.

******************

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

Keywords: Running, Running and CMT, triathlon, triathlon and CMT, athlete and CMT, cycling and CMT, paratriathlon, challenged athlete, Team CMT, Running for My Life-Winning for CMT. Hereditary Neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth.
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Soup Sunday Curry Bowl

 
It is off season for me. A chance to rest from racing and intense training. It is a time to give my body a chance to recover and repair from injuries that build up over the season. Part of that recovery is eating really healthy food.

Today's recipe features an Asian inspired soup with turkey bone broth as the base. You can use chicken bone broth or stock.  I made the broth base a month ago and froze it.  The broth is simple to make. I roast turkey parts and then simmer with water and a little apple cider vinegar in a crock pot for about 24 hours.  Bone broth is the latest foodie craze, It has been shown to have many health benefits.

When I want to make soup I take my broth out of the freezer and I have a great start on dinner. This recipe only took about 15 minutes to put together.

Turkey Curry Bowl



4 cups turkey bone broth (can use commercial chicken or turkey broth)
1 1/2 cups shredded turkey
1 bunch green onions
1 cup sugar snap peas
1 carrot cut into matchsticks
2 stalks of celery finely chopped
2 eggs soft boiled, Sliced
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
4 ounces Chinese egg noodles prepared according to package directions

Put the broth in a stockpot and heat to a simmer. Add the onions and turkey.  Add the curry, five spice powder and fish sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the sugar snap peas and cook for another 2 minutes.  Add the egg noodles.  Ladle soup into bowls and top with carrots and egg slices.

Serves 4


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Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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