Since my last post I have been very busy. With 8 Marathon’s now under my belt for 2014 I am well on my way to completing my goal of a marathon a month for 2014. The Looney Marathon in Livingston, TN was indeed Looney. With a rain storm and midnight start time it was both challenging and fun. The course was 5 loops of the same route so fighting boredom was another issue. My husband was my race partner, he rode his bike, and he kept me company, gave me fuel and hydration, and also became my doctor when I became sick. YES, at mile 24 I started throwing up.
My continued issues with sickness in my later miles has been an issue for me since I suffered from food poisoning during the Space Coast Marathon in December 2013. Answers have to be found or I can kiss any chance of lowering my time good bye.
So I let the questions flow. First to my Massage Therapist, then my chiropractor, and then research and online searches. My theory, an ongoing parasite left behind from the original bout with food poisoning. So I have started taking probiotics, eating raw garlic, and supplementing with protein shakes to try and reboot my digestive system and get control of my body again.
Research has led me to find some of the best supplements, probiotics, and other health aides that are really affective tools to help improve your performance on the run.
Watch for upcoming blogs about these products.