10/1/07

"i've seen people never recover from marathons"

ah - dr. crazy chiropractor! how i love to hate thee! He was all excited to see me bright and early this morning, which I took off, just in case I was all broke ass and stuff. I thankfully am not. I chose not to fall down the stairs again this time, opting to take my socks OFF before heading to the shower (i'm learning so much after each race, I tells ya). But I'm still not learning much from my wacky back doc. He's more encouraging about my health regime now that he's FULLY realized it's what's helped me along this weight loss journey and kept me on a healthy path in the last year, but he's so anti-running that it's a bit annoying. I did enjoy when he asked me if I'm doing Toronto in two weeks though, as I was face down on the table. Yeah, I totally snorted with laughter. I couldn't help it. He made me book an appointment with him two weeks early. I may be crafty, but he's craftier. damn him!

9 comments:

Angie All The Way said...

All the physios, massage therapists and chiros are mostly anti-running people. Bottom line is that it's rough on the nuts and blots. That's why I've been discouraged against doing it even thought I'd love to. But on the one hand I have my physio taking a surprising stand saying "go, do it, don't hold back your life cause you're screwed for arthritis anyway" and on the other, I have my MT saying "oh no, definitely don't do that." Before I got to a place where I feel I can start trying, the ortho-surgeon was totally pro-non-impact exercises. For me it's a bit different I suppose, but the concern is the same.

Physically I know I shouldn't and I don't really, just starting to do it a little here and there. But as you know and demonstrate, a runner is a mental trait moreso than any physical one, so a bit hard to pin them (you) down!

soap box girl said...

Why do you go to Dr. Crazy? What in particular do you feel he has helped you with? (just curious)

Most doctors will tell you running is not good for you (even if they do it, too). They'll tell you to take a nice "brisk walk" instead. It's easier on your joints. Oh well!

marie said...

SBG - i've seen a chiro since I was a teenager to help with my migraines, which it does. his random advice on other things is laughable.

my GP loves that I run. I can't win.

Sara said...

My cubicle mate (and sales partner) is totally anti-running and when I was telling him my story he was like "I hate to say I told you so"!! Arghh anti-runners they just think they know everything. Walking is not an acceptable exercise for everyone!!

Randi said...

Yeah I think there are a lot of anti-running people, and they are such for a reason. Something about q-angle or something like hip knee ratio of women something something. It is hard on your body. If you have some kinda issues it's harder. But it's also hard on your body to be overweight and inactive. So choose your poison.

Randi said...

Oh - Anytime you require an ass kicking I am more than willing to oblige. However, I don't think I'm qualified after you ran an half marathon! (But since I'm supremely cocky and know-it-all-ity I'll do it anyway! ;) )

Bri said...

ahahaha - Your chiropractor is funny. a good business man! good job on the half - I'm very impressed. You runners are so hard core!

Bri said...

ahahaha - Your Chiropractor is funny. a good business man! good job on the half - I'm very impressed. You runners are so hard core!

Mandy said...

My chiro runs and encourages me to do so - sorry you have such a bum chiro!

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