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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2019 Season Kick-off Cullen Healthy Heart 8K




"If you are looking for the answers to the big questions about your soul, you;d best begin with the little answers about your body." - Dr. George Sheehan

Being an athlete is a good way to learn about yourself. You really find out what you are made of, when there is a race on your schedule and temperature outside is 2 F.

I was scheduled to run on of the runs in my running club's race series. I really could have skipped it since I am running the long series this year.   It is always tough to get out of a nice warm bed to run outside when it is cold and windy.  I don't run outside when it gets this cold unless I am racing.  I used the treadmill to avoid the cold and icy streets.

But I have to volunteer for at least one race a year and I was scheduled to work packet pick-up.
I love volunteering at races and do it often.  I was working the tee-shirt table. All the volunteer were women in my age group or near to it.  Our big topic of discussion was how many layers we were going to wear and how we were planning to stay warm.

I ski in the winter so I have the needed winter clothes. I had on a wool base layer, a smart wool top, thick Lycra pants, a fleece top, gloves with hand warmers and fleece hat. I had a fleece neck gaiter in case I needed to protect my face.

I was worried about ice and there were some patches with thick ice on the streets. I just had to be careful. My strategy was to run fairly easy.  I did that until about half way.

I started to get bored.  I started doing 3 min intervals to reel runners in. It gave me something to do.
The race goes through Hoyt park and I run there often. I saw five deer in the park along the course.

I was able to get through it. I was even warm enough I had to remove the fleece jacket and hat.

Running in this type of cold was a growth experience. I am much more likely now to race and run in these temperatures.   I finished 4th and 3rd in the club standings for my age group.

I am always happy to finish. Every race is a victory for me. Being healthy and able to run is something to celebrate. I am looking forward to a happy and healthy 2019 racing season.

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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 and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015i, Cozumel in 2016 and Denmark in 2018. In 2018 finishing 5th in the 60 to 64 age group.

 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 as a senior Olympian. In 2017 she placed 2nd in her age group at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championship.

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 and the book “Soup Sundays, A Journey Toward Healthy Eating”.

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 218 members in 39 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Iran, Norway 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/

Follow CMT Author Chris Steinke
https://cmtandmesite.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/what-is-charcot-marie-tooth-disease/


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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Pre-Keto Chicken Soup



I recently upgraded my cookware. It is more of the small changes I have been  making over the last two years to improve my health. I have not only been eating a more healthy diet, but have taken steps to reduce toxins.  I changed to stainless steel cookware. I have been enjoying using my new cookware, this week making some chicken soup.

When I make chicken soup  I think of my mom. She always seem to have a pot of this on the stove. She made her own noodles, cutting them by hand, which she learned from her Slovak grandmother.
I changed up her version of this soup making it a bit more Keto friendly. Instead of the egg noodles she would use, I substituted Shirataki pasta.   They are a pasta substitute.   The noodles are made from the root of the Konnyakuimo plant. I get mine on-line from Thrive Market or from Amazon. I have also seen them in the produce section of some grocery stores.

I made my bone broth the day before by cooking a couple of leg quarters. I used the chicken and broth needed for this recipe and froze the leftovers.


Pre-Keto Chicken Soup

6 cups chicken bone broth
3 cups cooked chicken
1/2 yellow onion
1 carrot sliced
2 stalks of celery chopped
2 sprigs of fresh Rosemary
2 cups frozen green beans
1 package Shirataki noodles


Place broth into a stock-pot. Add the chicken, onions, carrots, celery and Rosemary.  Bring to a simmer. Add the green beans and cook for 15 minutes.  Add the noodles and cook for 5 minutes.


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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 and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015i, Cozumel in 2016 and Denmark in 2018. In 2018 finishing 5th in the 60 to 64 age group.

 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 as a senior Olympian. In 2017 she placed 2nd in her age group at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championship.

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 and the book “Soup Sundays, A Journey Toward Healthy Eating”.

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 218 members in 39 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Iran, Norway 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/

Follow CMT Author Chris Steinke
https://cmtandmesite.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/what-is-charcot-marie-tooth-disease/


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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Salad Sunday- Orange Avocado Salad


It is avocado season and they have been on sale lately. Plus they are a really good source of fat for a Keto diet. I am going to be starting my Keto diet in about a week and am starting to slowly make changes to what I am eating in preparation.

I found a recipe very similar to this in a recent issue of the Taste of Home magazine. I made a few changes for this salad.  I served this along with turkey for dinner tonight. 





Orange Avocado Salad

1 1/2 Avocado peeled and sliced
2 blood oranges peeled and cut into segments
2 stalks celery chopped
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

Put the avocado, oranges and celery and cilantro into a salad bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds.

Mix the vinegar and the olive oil. Pour over the salad mixture.

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 and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015i, Cozumel in 2016 and Denmark in 2018. In 2018 finishing 5th in the 60 to 64 age group.

 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 as a senior Olympian. In 2017 she placed 2nd in her age group at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championship.

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 and the book “Soup Sundays, A Journey Toward Healthy Eating”.

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 218 members in 39 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Iran, Norway 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/

Follow CMT Author Chris Steinke
https://cmtandmesite.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/what-is-charcot-marie-tooth-disease/


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, February 3, 2019

Run 4 CMT: Soup of the Day-Pre Keto

Run 4 CMT: Soup of the Day-Pre Keto: I am going to be starting a Keto diet in a few weeks. I pre-ordered the new Dr. Axe Keto diet book. I was chosen as one of his street ...

Soup of the Day-Pre Keto





I am going to be starting a Keto diet in a few weeks. I pre-ordered the new Dr. Axe Keto diet book.
I was chosen as one of his street team to try the book and write a review.  I have been watching the videos on going Keto that are part of the Facebook group.

So I have started to convert my diet over to be more Keto. I am hoping this makes for an easier transition. I am not going to eat any processed sugar this week and no processed foods.

I put this soup together from what I got in my Imperfect Produce box or got at my local Organic supermarket, Fresh Thyme. It is a Thai style soup that I literally threw together today.

1 box  box organic chicken broth (4 cups)
1/2 of an uncooked chicken
4 ounces of sliced white mushrooms
1/4 cup diced white onion
2 stalks celery chopped
1 carrot finely chopped
1/2 of a large sweet potato finely chopped.
1 cup fresh green beans cut in bite sized pieces
1 can coconut milk
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
1 teaspoon dried red chili peppers
1 teaspoon of Indian curry powder
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 ounces of  bean thread noodles.
1 bunch of cilantro chopped.

Put the broth and chicken into a soup pot. Heat on medium until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn down and simmer for 40 minutes.  Remove the chicken to a plate. Add the sweet potato, mushrooms and onions to the still simmering broth.  Remove the chicken from the bones and shred. Discard the bones and return the chicken to the broth mixture.  Cook until the potatoes are cooked. Add the celery, carrot, coconut milk, curry paste, curry powder,fish sauce and chili peppers.  Allow the soup to simmer.  Taste and adjust the taste to suit. Add more curry paste and peppers if a spicier soup is desired.

Add the noodles to a bowl. Break apart a bit so their are easier to eat once added to the soup.
Bring about 2 quarts of water to a boil.  Pour over the noodles and let stand for 5 minutes.  Drain off the water and add the noodles to the soup mixture.

Ladle soup into bowls and top with chopped cilantro

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 and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015i, Cozumel in 2016 and Denmark in 2018. In 2018 finishing 5th in the 60 to 64 age group.

 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 as a senior Olympian. In 2017 she placed 2nd in her age group at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championship.

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 and the book “Soup Sundays, A Journey Toward Healthy Eating”.

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 218 members in 39 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Iran, Norway 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/

Follow CMT Author Chris Steinke
https://cmtandmesite.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/what-is-charcot-marie-tooth-disease/


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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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Looking Back on 2018



"Work at allowing more things to unfold in your life without forcing them to happen without rejecting the ones that don't fit your idea of what "should be" happening," -Jon Kabat Zinn

I like this quote because it was really tested this year. It was a year that at its highs and lows.

Here is just a few of the highs and lows from 2018

Low
On January 25th I was laid off from a job I held for 19 years.  It was expected and I was mentally prepared for it. This was the third time in my life I've been laid off so I know how to cut expenses and do a job hunt. I recently read an article that said 56% of all American workers over 50 will be laid off at least once before they retire.  Many never find a job. Some take jobs for less money or experience several more layoffs.  I worked hard at finding a job and within six months I had a 18 month contract position. I am hoping that I can turn it into permanent employment since I like the company and the work.

Highs
With extra time on my hands, I had some time to do things I don't have time to do when I am working:

  • I was awarded All-American status from USA triathlon.  I qualified in para-aquathlon.  The designation is only awarded to the top 1% of athletes. It was a nice surprise early in the year.
  • I coached the spring season for Girls on the Run. This organization teaches character skills and prepares young girls to run a 5K.  I fell in love with the girls in our group. It was a thrill to cross the finish line with them this June at Miller Park.
  • I published my second book pictured above called Soup Sundays, A Journey Toward Healthy Living.   I was able to use the book as a fundraiser for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. The book is still available on Amazon and Ebay. It is free for Kindle Unlimited users.
  • In July I traveled to Denmark to complete in the ITU Aquathlon World Championship. It was my third time as a member of Team USA.  I had a great race through jellyfish infested waters. It was a victory just to finish the swim in very cold water. I was beyond thrilled to finish 5th in my age group and be the 2nd among the American women in my age group.  I had a great time traveling with friend and Team CMT member Cheryl Kearney in Denmark and Sweden.  I was surprised by how much I loved Denmark.  There are bike paths everywhere which is my idea of paradise.
  • I had to cut back on the number of races due to finances, but I had some great success in both running and triathlon. I place 3rd in the PC Open Division at the Para-triathlon National Championship and 1st in the PC Open Division at the Iron Girl Triathlon.
  • I continued to run finishing 2nd in the local running club championship for my age group.  I had several first place age group finishes in 5K races and had my first every placement in my age group in a 1/2 marathon.  Every race is a victory for me.
  • I got two workouts a day in when I was not working, so I have a great base going into the 2019 season. I also got lots of home improvement projects done which will free up my time in 2019.

Low
I spent many months training for the New York Marathon.  In mid October I fell down the last three steps of my basement stairs.  I had to give up the idea of running NY. I tried to run the Fort Worth Marathon a week after I was scheduled to do NY. I thought the knee might be healed.  The knee was not up to the challenge and I had to drop down to the half marathon.  Because I had committed to run New York I had to skip the Aquathlon National Championship in Miami. So there will be no World Championship for me this year.

All in all it was a good year and I am looking to have a great 2019.  I am planning 2019 races and am contemplating another try at a marathon. In any case I am going to keep up the long distance running and of course triathlon.

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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 and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015i, Cozumel in 2016 and Denmark in 2018. In 2018 finishing 5th in the 60 to 64 age group.

 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 as a senior Olympian. In 2017 she placed 2nd in her age group at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championship.

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 and the book “Soup Sundays, A Journey Toward Healthy Eating”.

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 218 members in 39 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Iran, Norway 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/

Follow CMT Author Chris Steinke
https://cmtandmesite.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/what-is-charcot-marie-tooth-disease/


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 12, 2019

Soup Sunday-Chicken and Bacon Chowder




I am back at blogging and soup making. I got brand new soup book for Christmas.  It is the Good Housekeeping Soups 70+ Nourishing Recipes.

I made this when I was visiting my family in Dallas. For once I did not change anything in the Recipe.    It has a little bit of cayenne pepper in it that gives it just a bit of spice.  Feel free to leave it out if you want a more traditional tasting chowder.

Chicken & Bacon Chowder
4 slices thick-cut bacon chopped
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 medium shallots, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoons ground red cayenne pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 quart chicken broth
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 cups whole milk
2 cups frozen corn

In a 6 quart soup pot, cook bacon on medium heat until crispy and browned.  Stir occasionally.  With slotted spoon, transfer to a plate; set aside.

To the pot, add celery, shallots, cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook 7 to 10 minutes or until the vegetables are almost tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle flour over vegetables. Cook 1 minute, stirring.

Slowly stir in broth. Heat to simmering on high heat. Add the chicken and potatoes. Reduce heat to medium.  Cook 12 to 15 minutes our until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.  With tongs, transfer chicken to a bowl and shred.  Return the chicken to the pot. Stir in milk, corn, and 1/2 teaspoon salt if needed.  Cook 3 minutes or until the corn is hot.   Stir in the reserved bacon and serve.

Serves 6 main dish servings

400 Calories
25 grams protein
35 grams carbohydrate
18 grams total fat
3 grams fiber

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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 and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015i, Cozumel in 2016 and Denmark in 2018. In 2018 finishing 5th in the 60 to 64 age group.

 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 as a senior Olympian. In 2017 she placed 2nd in her age group at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championship.

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 and the book “Soup Sundays, A Journey Toward Healthy Eating”.

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 218 members in 39 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Iran, Norway 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/

Follow CMT Author Chris Steinke
https://cmtandmesite.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/what-is-charcot-marie-tooth-disease/


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