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guest post:  Mike Heayn

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We are alive and constantly growing!  After Mike read the guest post from Suver, he felt compelled to share his story as well!  Zeb and I are not the only ones with ideas to share, so feel free to contact me with any ideas or information.  Enjoy Mike’s post…

About 6 months ago I read a book called “Born to Run.” First, for any who have not read the book, I highly recommend it, even if you are not a runner. However, as entertaining and informative as “Born to Run” was, it was a superfood the main people of the book – the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico – ate called Chia seed that intrigued me.

Chia seed comes from the plant, Salvia Hispanica, which is a member of the mint family. About 1/6 the size of a peppercorn, Chia seed is small, but mighty!  Able to absorb several times its size in water, the seed forms a gelatin state, which sounds gross. However, I have found the benefits of Chia seed substantial.  If you Google “Chia seed benefits,” you will encounter a slurry of websites explaining all the benefits of the seed. I encourage you to read a few of them.

Approximately a year and a half ago I injured my foot, breaking it along the 5th metatarsal, which is the bone attached to your pinky toe. The break was not that painful and felt like a severe sprain, the part that concerned me was the lack of healing, which was remedied with acupuncture. Of course after I broke my foot I continued to train, which lead me to over train my right shoulder. This was not highly intelligent and lead to a diagnoses of shoulder impingement.  After my foot and shoulder healed – I did not train for over 6 months and went through 6 months of physical therapy. Once I returned to the gym, I had a renewed sense of vigor, excited to “attack” the next WOD. To make a long story short, I would rest and come back to the gym with the same shoulder problem.  In my absence I learned about moderation and now begin a workout with the mindset of overall long term health, instead of short term gains.  However, if chewing on frog egg looking seeds 9 tablespoons a day does not appeal to you, definitely try Fish Oil or try them both. Either way, do whatever it takes to keep on training and staying healthy so you can Crossfit for the long term.

 

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