Wednesday, January 9, 2008

1/9/2008

So I can't even remember that its 2008, not 2007. Wow, 2008. I actually didn't even swim on Monday, I had what I call a "cricky-crack" appointment, which is a chiropractic adjustment followed by a 15 minute massage. After that, I just went home and vegged. Prior to actually going to a chiropractor, I thought they were worthless, but now I love it! I had been having problems with my right hip when running, to the point that I was having pain just walking. In desperation, I went in because I was trying anything that did not involve drugs or shots (I hate needles). Anyway, even though the Dr. said that it may take a few visits to have relief, my hip felt better immediately. It's been a love-fest ever since. I also slowly came to realize that I needed some professional advice on eating and have been more than pleased with the results, both in terms of weight loss, but also with my energy level. And, as I've said in previous posts, I am taking private swim lessons to imrpove not only my actual swimming, but my perception of my swimming. All I need now is someone to hypnotize me prior to the IMFL! Moral of the story is this: If you are struggling with pain, eating, running gait, swim stroke, etc. GET PROFESSIONAL HELP! Don't be all macho and think you can fix it all yourself, you can fix some things, but you need to be able to recognize when outside intervention is needed. It won't make you any less of an athlete or diminish your efforts, but we all need help sometimes!

3 comments:

Melissa said...

what chiro do you go to? I have constant back pain....well 50% of the time. Enough to drive me crazy and have been pondering the idea. After reading this, I might have to look more into it!

SusieQ said...

You'll be find @ IMFL. Lots of nice people hanging around on jet skis and kayaks to make sure you are safe & sound out there.

sq

triathlonmom said...

give us names! I'd be happy to learn about a really great nutrituionist. So far, I haven't found one.