She describes the experience like this: " It was completely mind over matter. I boldly registered for the 5K when really, I should've started with a 1 mile race. I've always worked a sponsor table at these events and never chose to participate in them. I just paced myself around the track (at Bondurant School of High Performance Driving).. a long three laps, thinking 'I'm lagging behind so I'll just focus on finishing this without stopping rather than trying to pass other runners'. So I raced against myself which felt great!
Since it was an early morning start time and with a long drive ahead of her, she woke extra early, ate a high protein breakfast (leftover dinner from night before), drank one cup of organic coffee and loaded particular supplements designed to promote tissue oxygenation, circulation and prevent injury and post race muscle cramping. She also prepared and packed some snacks and her natural electrolyte drink (Endura by Metagenics) for rehydration. Before she left the house, she applied heat to her legs and used the Tiger Tail stick to warm up the muscles and stretch. Heated car seats were a blessing at 6am for that morning drive! By the time she was back home later that morning, she was still limber and energized!
The entire event was spectacular and the best part was seeing the smiles on everyone's faces. Just coming together as a community and participating in any capacity for a cause like this lends a deeper meaning to "doing it for charity!" Thank you to AZ Myeloma Network. We plan to support their upcoming golf tournament this November at McCormick Ranch. Dr. D is not a golfer... right now! ; )
For more information on Dr D's supplement regimen pre and post race and the effects of caffeine on performance and recovery, visit her blog: www.nakedtruthbydrmelanie.com/blog