Sunday, February 21, 2010

Should You or Shouldn't You?

When I saw the ortho doc back in January I had forgotten to ask an important question. Is it worth it to take Glucosamine? So I simply called their office yesterday and was told by his nurse that he highly recommends taking it. Glucosamine is taken for joint pain. According to the label it is made from shellfish so I guess if you were allergic it wouldn't be a good idea.

It can be quite pricy(compared to some vitamins) but I decided to go ahead and give it a try during the racing season. I had taken it a couple of years ago but didn't stick with the regimen for long. So officially I started it Feb. 20.

There's no proof that it works but there isn't any that proves it doesn't.

The nurse told me it can take 6 - 8 weeks to feel it work. Hopefully I made a good decision.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Almost Time

The racing season is upon me. Actually, it's been here all along. I just don't like to run in the winter, remember I'm a wimp.

The race that got me started last year is posted for March 6. It's a race at my honey's school which is a fund raiser.

I haven't decided if I will run it or not and probably won't decide until race day. It is three weeks earlier this year which means it will probably be cold.

My last race was Nov. 6th and right now every time I go out and run I feel like my legs weigh a zillion pounds. I know I'm not in racing shape but I have to start some where, right?