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Running shoes I am loving: Adidas Ultraboost 20
Historically, I have been a fan of a zero drop running shoe (minimal cushion and minimal or no arch support) due to the inherent strengthening effect of the intrinsic muscles of the feet. That being said, if you possess a relatively smooth gait pattern, then I strongly suggest picking up a pair of these uber comfortable running shoes. For me, they have made my longer distance runs significantly easier and more enjoyable. I also believe they have helped me ward off shin splints and plantar fasciitis. These shoes are the most expensive shoe I have ever purchased with a retail price of $180. However, I was able to pick up a pair for $119 at the outlet stores in Carlsbad, California. The hefty price was a strong deterrent but I have been very pleased with my return on investment. Give these a shot if you are doing longer walks or runs!
Cold weather gear I am wearing: Arm Sleeves
Last week on my Sunday morning bike ride I noticed that for the first time in months the temperature had dropped considerably. It was down right cold and foggy. Having not prepared the correct clothing I suffered through chattering teeth with numb hands and feet. To gear up and make things more comfortable I picked up a pair of arm sleeves. These are made from a skin tight, stretchy material that covers the length of your arm from arm pits to wrists. Not only do they protect against the cold but they also provide sun protection as well. The type of sleeve linked about costs $12 and is a minimal thickness (good for fall and spring), but there are also lined, thicker versions ($35) such as the ones linked here for colder months. Gear up and get out there!
Quote I am repeating: “Life is but the expression of spirit through matter. To make life manifest requires the union of spirit and body.”
~ D.D. Palmer (Founder of Chiropractic)
For the last month I have been constantly trying to remind you how important your daily activities are in creating the long term health and life outcome you desire. The founder of chiropractic D.D. Palmer understood this philosophy and his message has been passed down by chiropractors for 125 years. By committing to a daily physical and spiritual practice you insulate yourself from the external world and become more resilient. Identify what type of practice you enjoy physically (Peloton, Yoga, Pilates, Swimming, HIIT, Group Fitness, etc.) and what type of practice fills you up spiritually (reading, journaling, goal setting, listening to an audio, watching a powerful video, meditation, etc.) and give yourself the gift of doing those things every day. These are not a luxury and they are not optional. They are also not action steps you do only when you feel good. They are your compass!
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC