Regular Training Continues (Calf healed in 2 weeks!)- 13.4 miles Completed Today!

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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!

Juice Plus Just Arrived At Our Door- We Are Excited!

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We are so excited as we just received our first Juice Plus Whole Food’s Vineyard and Orchard and Garden Blend Supplements and the Dutch Chocolate Whole Foods Shakes!  You may ask “Why are we so excited?”  We are excited because not only have we decided to reenergize ourselves through exercise (now that we are both 50-Welcome to the club David!) we have decided to also change the way we take care of ourselves from a nutritional perspective.  One thing we know for sure is that we don’t eat properly to fuel and protect our bodies given the amount of running we are engaged in as well as the stress imposed on our body as we age.   The micro nutrition that one receives from fruits and vegetables has been found to help reduce chronic disease, aging and impaired athletic performance that can be a result from oxidative stress!  There are so many studies out there that talk about the benefits of fruits and vegetables in your diet (up to 8 servings a day) that it just made sense to choose a whole foods supplement that would help us meet our 8 serving requirement!

We tried the shakes a couple of months ago and enjoyed the taste but most importantly like the fact that they are made out of whole foods as well!   At the end of the day, as you can see from our blog, we enjoy life together.  We want to insure that we have many more healthy years together and we are excited about the benefits that we may enjoy together by incorporating Juice Plus into our lifestyle!

If you are an athlete and interested in the benefits of Juice Plus for athletic performance, check out this video by Dr. David Phillips (Medical Doctor and Elite Athlete)- http://vimeo.com/86177866