Two weeks ago I had injured my calf and the following week I had to train by speed walking. My calf has healed (in two weeks) which to me is absolutely amazing! The last time I had an injury it took about 2 months to heal. The only thing I have really changed over the past month is that I have started taking Juice Plus. Since my injury, I have been doubling up on my juice plus and switched to the Shakes (whole foods meal supplement). I have felt a lot of improvements and have data that I will share later on some of these improvements (from my running) since taking the whole foods juice powder and shakes. Here is a great article with 8 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle that you might be interested in: http://www.havingfunsaving.com/2015/02/tips-to-maintain-a-healthy-lifestyle.html
Since I recovered we went out today and ran 13.4 miles. The weather was just perfect as it was overcast with a light wind! My heart rate monitor NEVER went off the entire time (Typically it is vibrating or alerting me that I have am over my Zone 5 heart rate) during the 13.4 miles. This is one of the data points I will share as I continue to run and gather more information from my heart rate monitor over the next month or so. I truly believe that everything I am experiencing is a result of incorporating Juice Plus into my daily routine. Typically it takes 4 months for a person to notice the benefits of Juice Plus but with athletes or people who exercise regularly they typically notice the benefits earlier as they are very in tune with their bodies, etc. There is also much research out their around the benefits of Juice Plus and exercise and it is also backed by solid primary, clinical and independent research done at leading University Centers and published in over 32 journals.
Today on Fox’s House Call they referenced the importance of eating your 8 fruits and vegetables today for your Heart (February is Heart Health Month). We all hear this pretty much every day, this is not new news! I don’t know about you but there is no way that I can truly eat this many fruits/vegetables in one day and even if I could it would be difficult to figure out the right combination. Therefore, I had to find another solution which led me to Juice Plus!
We have already decided together that we are also going to double up on Juice Plus at least one week prior to the Napa Valley Marathon to insure our bodies are ready to tackle the 26.2 Miles! We have one more week of “true” training left and will be working hard to insure that we are ready…it is going to be a tough one for the two of us but at the end we will cross the finish line Two-Gether!