1/6/07

not all it's cracked up to be...

Usually i LOVE my chiropractor. I go see him because I suffer from migraines. I take medication daily to prevent them but I also see him regularly to help too. I can usually tell when it's time to see him because my dull daily headaches come back. He's been pretty helpful lately too as I've noticed my left knee has been bothering me every now and again when I run. He told me it could be a slipped knee cap or something of the like, told me to do more stretching and strengthening of my quad muscle, which I had been doing. The pain has become less and less. Last week though, I got this really bad pain up the left side of my neck every time I ran more than 5km. So I told him. Well, he started lecturing me about running, how we're not meant to run, some people who are runners aren't meant to be runners (I guess that was pointed at me specifically), it's a fad and equated them to heroin addicts. Uh, excuse me? I get that endorphins are released, you get a natural high, yadda yadda yadda, but equating a healthy activity that has helped transformed an obese girl to one with a healthy BMI with an activity where you pump yourself full of a foreign substance that could potentially kill you? Thanks, Doc. But that's not what I'm there for. I'm running for cardio. I'm running to be healthy. I'm running to move forward. I'm running to a new me. I'm running to help tone up. I'm running for activity points so I can have a little treat at the end of the day. and now I'm contemplating running to a new chiro...

4 comments:

Amuldoon said...

Isn't it amazing how so many people are "anti-running?"

I had a personal trainer who was completely ignorant to running, and said it wasn't a good source of cardio? HUNH?

And she told me I was 'soft'... thats when I almost punched him. Sad thing is, I'm probably in better shape cardio wise then her. We didn't last needless to say!

You run girl!

Mandy said...

Holey crap!!! Sometimes medical professionals can be so ignorant! I would go elsewhere too - how dare he compare running to HEROIN ADDICTION??? I'm mad at him FOR you!!!!

Keep on running girl! You, Shirls & Amuldoon have certainly inspired me and I've never felt better.

Tell him to put that in his pipe and smoke it!!! hahaha

Run, run, run!!!

Shirls said...

your chiro = idiot, nuff said. Obviously jealous he can't do it.

Mandy said...

oh yah, and I'd like to add that my chiro goes for an hour run every day... rain, sun, snow, whatever. So it's not a general consensus among them - your chiro is just a closed-minded idiot!!! :)

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