I talked to my sister, a nutritionist, and a sleep medicine consultant, who asked me an important question: Are you getting enough sleep? And that is when it hit me; I focused so much on the other two factors (which is what most people do when they think about a healthy lifestyle) and left out a fundamental piece of the puzzle.
Whether you’re tired, injured, or just tight, bodywork may help you not only get over aches and pains, but have a better mind-body connection, too.
I could have hit rock bottom, but instead I used exercise and the time for myself as part of my transition into recovery.
Although I had medicines for the body pains, I knew that I also needed help healing something equally important: my emotional and mental well-being.
Playing favorites rarely turns out well and usually comes back to bite you in the ass or in this case, the ankle. Multiple bone bruises and tendonitis to be exact. A classic overuse situation with a side of ramping up mileage too quickly. So I hit the pool with renewed focus and channeled all my energy into The Swim.