I did something very good for my running health tonight: happy hour (beer, red wine and deep fried chicken fingers) with some running friends. Next best thing to actually running.
The conversation turned to running (imagine that!) and staying healthy as a runner. Which led to talk about what supplements, vitamins, herbs, etc. we do to keep healthy and/or recover from running injuries.
What a naive runner I am! Here I thought my daily dose of antioxidants (a glass of cab) and carbs (chocolate cake) and dairy (oreo blizzard) were sufficient to heal me and keep me running strong and fast. So much to learn.
Quite honestly, and with no offense to the ladies that I had happy hour with because they are WAY faster and tinier and stronger than I am, I was shocked by the amount of “stuff” that they take each day to make their bodies healthy and strong. I honestly don’t know how they fit it all in their tiny bodies (or remember to take it all, when and with what and how much!)
So, my 5 readers (2 of whom aren’t runners – hi Mom and Dad!), in order to save me from googling and trying to figure out what I “should” be taking, it’s your turn to comment and tell me your “must have” vitamins, supplements, herbs, voodoo magic for healthy living and strong, fast running. Ready? Go!