Updated on February 21, 2014
A visit to the doc & talk about vitamins + supplements
Welp, living at the beach does have it’s downsides. We were jolted out of bed by a bum screaming at…himself. For over an hour. Fun times.
It’s a good thing I’m a morning person and didn’t mind too much. Plus I got to have coffee earlier than usual so I’ll call this morning a draw.
After Monday’s long run I came up with the bright idea to stay on my feet for the rest of the day. It’s a good thing I never claimed to be smart because my right arch has been a punk since. It didn’t hurt until later that night and has been sore since.
I guess that’s what I get for talking about how well training was going. Next time I’ll keep my trap shut.
When it comes to running, I don’t mess around so I saw my new doc yesterday. Plus I know how long getting into the right specialist/PT ninja can take. I knew we were going to get along really well when he introduced himself by his first name, he’s from the south, walked in with cowboy boots and is a runner as well. Totally my people!
Oh my gosh he is amazing. We talked forever, answered all of my questions and I never felt rushed. Is it weird I didn’t want to leave? Anyway he referred me to a podiatrist and I’m crossing my fingers we can get this all sorted out and I can just run again.
He asked if I’m a heel striker when I run.
I know it’s a difficult habit to break, especially since I’ve ran like this for years. When I’m pain free, he recommended I run a mile on the hard sand at low tide and make a conscious effort to focus on landing on the ball of the foot. Then back track so I can see my foot prints in the sand + progress.
Post doc appt coffee was a must. Duh.
He also recommended vitamin D3 to help with muscle recovery + bone health and suggested Costco for the quality and best deal. I thanked him for giving me the license to go shopping.
I’m not sure about the cold pressed wild salmon oil. I’m afraid of getting the fish burps, so I met him in the middle and picked up 1 out of 2.
I’m not huge on vitamins + supplements, but I also do take a daily probiotic. Since I am 4 I have a thing for gummies. I sometimes switch to the Trader Joe’s brand which was recommended by my first GI doc in Stanford. I really do feel a difference when I take them.
Now that I eat dairy again, I wing it on calcium. If I don’t feel like I got enough dairy in, I’ll take a couple of these gummies. Then sometimes I eat a whole pizza by myself…yah I skip the vites on those days.
Just in!! Pro Compression just came out with a Shamrock sock of the month!! I’m digging the simple + festive style. Score a pair at 40% off with coupon code CLOVER and free US shipping. They will probably sell out fast so get on it!
Do you take vitamins and/or supplements? If so, which ones + why?
Are you a heel striker?
What do you do when you can’t run?
Cycling, stretching, foam rolling, strength training and drowning my sorrows in large cups of coffee.