Tomorrow is my follow-up with the ankle foot specialist. I am so anxious to know when I can start running again. I want my me time back. Beck at this point I would love to be able to go for a long pain free walk without a boot on. I hope to hear good news tomorrow so say a little prayer for me please.
Today’s happy/healthy tip is:
STOP AGING WITH ANTIOXIDANTS
One of the main theories about why the body degenerates as you grow older is based on a chemical process known as oxidation. During normal metabolism the body produces unstable molecules called free radicals, but there are other factors in the environment that also increase free-radical production.
Fortunately, you have a supply of natural antidotes called antioxidants, which mop up free radicals. However, levels of antioxidants fall as you age, resulting in damage to cells and tissues. By increasing your intake of antioxidants as you get older, you may be able to protect yourself from the worse effects of this process. A wide range of chemicals in food can act as antioxidants, but among the most important are beta-carotene and the vitamins A, C, and E. Research on people whose diets are rich in antioxidants, rather than relying on supplements, has been promising, for example in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Foods that are rich in antioxidants:
* Beans: pinto, red, black, and kidney beans
* Berries: cranberries, blueberries, and blackberries
* Nuts: pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts
* Other fruits: plums, cherries, apples
* Artichoke hearts
* Russet potatoes
I am so ready to go to my appointment tomorrow. I will do whatever it takes to be able to run again sooner. I have 160 hours of vacation at work so if I need to take a month off then fine lets do it.
Weight: 123.7 (-3.7)
Run streak: 0
Next race: Halloween Half 10k 10/28/17