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Wierd and Wonderful

So one of the things that I can’t live without is Sriracha hot sauce. When I say I can’t live without it, I really really mean it. I put it on everything. All the time. Constantly. My dad says that I’m going to eventually eat so much hot sauce that I will put a hole in my stomach, but that’s really neither scientifically proven, nor something I really want to think about. So when I was in California going to the University of California Riverside, my friend Andrea happened to notice how much I love sriracha and it’s been an on-going joke. She even liberated a MASSIVE bottle of it for me from a sushi place in Riverside once. So when she came across this magical link, she had to send it to me…….SRIRACHA FLAVORED LOLLIPOPS!!!!!!

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Honey

I want to talk about honey. And not the really processed extra sugar added honey. The natural unpasteurized right-from-the-bee type of honey. I had no idea how many health benefits a little bit of honey has. I’m not a big fan of putting sugar in my tea, I like it strong, but since I started reading about all the benefits of natural honey, I’ve been throwing a bit into my tea just for the health benefits. If you don’t believe me, check out this site for some fun facts and info. It’s really really good for you! Full of antioxidants and immune system builders. I have found that the all natural unpasteurized honey I got isn’t really that sweet. The really processed ones add a lot of sugar, and that’s where you have to be careful. I say add some honey to your day for an instant energy boost as well as an immune system boost!! Give it a try, but make sure that whatever you get is all natural and unpasteurized, directly from the bee!!

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Of supplements and joint pain

I would like some new knees please. Mine hurt me! Running has been not my friend lately, as I throw myself into spring training. The older I get, the more I realize that my parents are right and I do indeed need to take care of my body. I’m still working on that. Lots of glutamine, rest, and a few other helpful products save my life on a regular basis. Glutamine might actually be my best friend, in case you aren’t aware, it’s an amino acid that aids in recovery and muscle building. Absolutely crucial for any and all athletes out there, in my opinion. I also have a near obsessive rate of consumption of Greens Plus Extra Energy in Cappucino flavor. They pack vitamins, minerals, caffeine, chlorophyll and who knows what else in there and it really helps me. I am notorious for constantly having one on the go at work. Mmmmmmmm.

I’m just going to go ahead and throw this out there. Horse products are way more awesome than people products. I worship at the temple of Mane n Tail because they created MINERAL ICE. Which is probably the best product ever. We use it on our hunter/jumper horses before we wrap their legs after shows or beach rides and one day I put some on my sore back. Sweet relief! Its icy and magical and makes sore muscles dissapear! I put it on everything from my back to my hamstrings to my knees. I also feel better about using it on myself because it’s made for horses so it’s not as full of crazy stuff as people products, plus it’s far more affordable than some of the human alternatives. Everyone I have given this product to has become hooked!

The other product I’m looking into getting was recommended to me by another rider, and she swears by hers. Back on Track is the company and they make amazing wraps and blankets and whatnot that have ceramic powder fused into the fibers. These products help increase circulation and blood flow and actually use your body’s heat and reflect it back as infrared heat, which helps to heal injuries. I think my knee would really love one so I’m going to get myself a present! I’ll let you know how it goes!!

Other things that I swear by in my diet: fish oils, vitamin c, WATER, carrots, glucosamine, vitamin d, iron, spinach, blueberries, coconut yogurt, fruit juice, sleep, lemons and green tea!

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avoidance

feeling good….foot is a little tweaky after my workout today, but not painful, just kinda achy. 10k tomorrow will be a good test of it’s healedness…..which i don’t think is even a word…..

currently on the couch, avoiding taking my post-workout supplements….because my liquid iron tastes like garbage….
well, not garbage, like cold chicken broth. that’s exactly it, cold chicken broth. it makes me wanna vomit every day. So i avoid it. It takes me a good half an hour after each workout to work up the bravery to take my iron….blargh….ok ok …here i go,
iron time
ugh

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