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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Soup Sunday- Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Wild Rice Soup

3 tablespoons butter
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 cups chicken stock
3/4 cup wild rice
8 ounces white mushrooms sliced
8 ounces cooked sliced turkey
1 cup half and half
1 to 2  tablespoon ground sage ( add to taste)
salt and pepper to taste.

Met butter in stockpot.  Cook onion, mushrooms and garlic until soft.  Add the flour and cook for 1 minute.  Slowly add the stock.  Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to simmer. Add the wild rice and cook for 40 minutes until the rice is cooked.
Add the turkey. Cook until the turkey is heated. Add the half and half. Stir in the ground sage. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Serves 6

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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 has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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 1756 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. 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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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Review, 4:09:43



Anyone that ran the Boston Marathon in 2013 remembers where they were when the bombs went off.  The title reflects the numbers on the finish line clock when the first bomb exploded.

Author and Runner's World Contributing Editor tells the story of some of those runners.  Higdon was coaching dozens of runners in the race that year.  He started by posting a good luck message on his facebook site. the day before the race. After the explosions he took to facebook to assess how runners were doing. He thought no one would want to return. He found quite the opposite.

After the event he started to piece together the story of runners gleaned from blog posts, stories posted on facebook and emails he received.

He follows 75 runners from the time they board the buses in the Boston Commons, continues with them as they experience the wait in the athletes village and follows them as they race through the eight small towns along the course.  Their stories are poignant and personal.

As someone that has run Boston, their observations of running the course ring true. Their experience was my experience. If you have ever run Boston you will be familiar with the experiences they share.
If you haven't run the race, the author weaves a seamless story of what it is like to run this race.

What is so strong about this story is the runner's reaction to the bombings and their determination to return to the race they love.  As Amby Burfoot has said about this book, " Higdon's book is full of inspiring stories that reflect how running's worst day may also have been it's best".

If you were not there they day of the bombing or have ever wondered what it is like to run this iconic race, this book is a must read.

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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 has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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 1756 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. 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, January 24, 2016

Soup Sunday Shrimp Pasta Soup








There was record snow all up and down the east coast this weekend. If you can't get outside, maybe making a pot of soup is a good way to spend the day. I made this recipe last weekend when the high for the day was -2 F. The only time I went outside was to take out the trash. I kept this recipe pretty mild. If you like your soup spicy, add a little chili powder and dried red pepper flakes.

Shrimp Soup
1 lb raw shrimp
1/2 small white onion chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 package of dry pasta prepared according to package instructions
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 cans chopped tomatoes
6 cups water
salt and pepper
2/3 cup white rum

Put water into a stockpot with shrimp, celery and onion. Bring water to a boil and cook for twenty minutes. Strain the stock and reserve. Discard the celery and onions. Peel the shrimp.

Return the liquid to the stockpot.  Add the tomatoes, carrots and shrimp.  Cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat and add the pasta and seasonings.   To serve place some pasta in a soup bowl and pour soup over.

Serves 6

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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 has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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 1756 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. 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, January 23, 2016

Super Food Saturday- Pineapple Banana Bread

Pineapple Banana Bread
I am reading a book on all the health benefits of coconut oil called " The Coconut Oil Miracle".  The book includes 50 healthy recipes using coconut oil. I've modified this recipe from the book.

Pineapple Banana Bread

1/2 cup liquid coconut oil ( or coconut oil melted)
1 cup loose brown sugar
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
2 very ripe bananas mashed
2 eggs
2 cups oat bran
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Set oven to 350 F.
Grease the bottom of a non stick loaf pan with some of the coconut oil.
Mash the bananas and add the oil, sugar, pineapple, eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.  mix together the oat bran, nuts, baking powder and baking soda. Fold into the wet ingredients.
Bake for 60 minutes.  Remove from the pan and serve.

Featured Super Foods: coconut oil, nuts

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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 has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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 1756 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. 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, January 22, 2016

Cultivating Positive Thoughts

Medal from my first nordic ski race this season

 "Most people are as happy or unhappy as they wish themselves to be."- Unknown

The mental side of training is one many athletes ignore.  One of the things I have been working on this last season was having a consistently positive outlook and only working on things I can control.

So I may doing some sharing on my blog about some of the reading I have been doing and actions I have been taking to work on my mental game.

Like most people I have days when I’m not positive. It can be easy to let a few set-backs put me in a negative frame of mine.  Winter seems to be an especially hard time.  Endless cold gray days and working out inside can put a damper on even the brightest of spirits.
I like to think I’ve gotten pretty resilient. If I get in a down mood, I don’t stay there long. There are a number of things I do to cultivate a positive attitude:

Goals

I plan out my race calendar for most of the year in January. Of course I make change as the year goes on. The reason I plan so early is that race plan helps motivate me through tough winter workouts. I know I have to get to the gym or pool every day to be race ready. It helps to have a small accomplishment every day. My workouts are planned out for the week by my coach based on the race calendar I develop. Every workout I finish is a mini victory. Sometimes it isn’t always easy, but it feels good every day I have a little victory. That success helps me to keep moving toward my race goals.  The positive planning leads to positive accomplishment fueling a positive state of mind.

Mental Food

Everything you see and read has an effect on your mood and attitude. Feed yourself good stuff if you want to be positive. If you struggle with having a positive outlook this can be a challenge. It may take a bit of time to turn around your thinking. Read motivational tapes and read inspirational stories. I like to read biographies of successful people especially athletes. Their stories inspire me to action.
I’ve found some nights I have to limit my Facebook time and what I watch on TV. Some weeks the news is so depressing I can’t stand it anymore. I turn off the news and watch episodes of Big Bang Theory I’ve recorded. Laughing is a great medicine for enhancing your mood. I had a co-worker whose wife got cancer. Her doctor told her to watch funny movies because laughing would help keep her positive.
Lately  I’ve also limited my time in the CMT related groups.  So many of the members use the space to complain about life with CMT.  In some instances those trying to help are denigrated.  Venting is fine and connecting with others that share your condition can be helpful, but sometimes I just need a break from it. I would rather go out and live my life than be focused on my CMT.

Inspiration Wall

I have one in my home and my work office. When I got diagnosed I started a board with all my race numbers and medals. I put up race goals and media I’ve appeared in. I look at both boards every day. I do it to keep me motivated and to recall all the fun I had doing the events.
I used to put up picture from my vacations at work and home. I would look at them and remember the great things I’d seen and the wonderful people I’d met. I would think and plan the next trip. Having a trip or a race to look forward too is great for my outlook.
If you are an artist you could put something you created up on your own board or a piece of music that inspired you.  Make your board about the things that energize you. Then when you look at it you can have a positive flow of energy.

Creating and sustaining a positive outlook on life can take some effort. It is a bit of work, but if you choose to work at it every day you can cultivate a positive attitude.

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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 has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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 175 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. 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, January 19, 2016

Book Review - The Perfect Mile

Book Reviews

The Perfect Mile


If you are a student of history, you know all about the quest to be the first runner to break the 4 minute mile.

Author Neal Bascomb weave three stories of the three men chasing the goal in 1952; English medical student Roger Bannister, American track star and Kansas college student Wes Santee and Australian college student John Landy.

Even though I knew the outcome I picked a favorite because Bascomb composes a compelling story highlighting the differences not only of each of the men, but of their approach to the goal.

Bannister was the classic English amateur.  He was the well rounded Renaissance Man. He balanced rounds in the hospital, medical school classes, research and training.  His research into exercise physiology helped him to understand how to get the most from his training. He was surprised when he studied climber Edmund Hilary. He was not the physical specimen he expected, so he knew that the mental training for meeting the goal was as important as the physical training.

The American Wes Santee used running early to escape an abusive childhood wining a scholarship. His personal goals often were sacrifice to make team goals. His dream to be the first to break the 4 min mark was sometimes thwarted by the politics of amateur athletics.

Aussie John Landy also balanced college coursework with training. The difference was Landy’s philosophy was to train harder than anyone else. He was legendary for his grueling training regime.   He saw the quest to be the first to break the task as a spiritual journey. He was mastering his body with his tough training. The hopes of the entire nation were with him. He was in every respect a national hero as he got closer and closer to his goal.

The author takes you to the track the day the record was broken.  The race of the century was the show down at the Commonwealth games in Canada that featured Landy and Bannister as the two 4 minute milers in a head to head race.  The race captivated the world at the time and made the men front page news.

Bascomb will have you on the edge of your seat as he describes the battle lap by lap.
This is an absolutely splendid read for anyone that runs or loves to watch a great running race.


Neal Bascomb is a native of St. Louis. He is an editor and journalist for the New York Times.  He is the author of Higher: A Historical Race to the Sky, Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemin.

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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 has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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 163 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. 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, January 17, 2016

Soup Sunday-Easy Chicken Soup



I decided on Friday night that I wanted to make a batch of chicken soup. I got the idea because I had lots of left over vegetables in the refrigerator.  I had all the other ingredient on hand so this was easy to put together.  I think I was craving some comfort food because it was -5 F this morning when I got up. The wind chill was -20 F. This soup was perfect.

20 ounce box of chicken broth or stock ( 5 cups)
1 chicken breast
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 package of noodles prepared

Add the broth onions, carrots and celery to a stock pot.  Put the chicken breast in the pot and bring to a boil. Cook for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is done. Remove from the broth, cool then shred with forks. Return the chicken to the stockpot. Add the mixed vegetables and cook until done.  Add the noodles and serve.

Serve 6

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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 has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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 1756 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. 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, January 16, 2016

Superfood Saturday- White Bean and Avocado Salad


It has been quite some time since I did a blog post. Yahoo in it's wisdom thought it was a good idea to lock me out of my account while I was in Texas for two weeks for the holidays.

Once I got back I had lots to do to prepare for all the company that descended on my house for the weekend of my dad's memorial service.

But hopefully I am back in the swing of doing the blog now. I don't think anyone reads it since there was no complaining when my screen went dark the last month.

I modified a recipe on-line for this salad I will be having for lunch this week.  Feel free to change it up to suit your tastes.

1 can white beans ( rinsed and drained)
2 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup shredded carrots
1 pint grape tomatoes cut in quarters

Dressing
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon prepared Dijon mustard

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Add the dressing and mix well. Chill. Serve over lettuce or shredded cabbage.

Serves 4

Superfood Featured:  Beans, avocado

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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 has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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 1756 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. 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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