As I have mentioned in my previous posts on Instagram (emilys_journal), I am currently suffering from a groin strain and having some time off the run to rest it properly, a long with some strengthening exercises. I am a firm believer of grinning and bearing it, I am not a fan of medicine’s and pain killers at all!
After my second week of rest it finally came around to my appointment with the physiotherapist to get his verdict on the best course of action, I’m inpatient and very keen to be training again as I have the London Marathon coming up! First of all he examined me (it was a bad day to wear Bridget Jones pants and forget to bring some shorts), and concluded that all the tough terrain and hills have been too much on my neglected abductors, which have taken the stress and my weakest is now a little torn.
The physio asked what I have been taking to help my groin pain, and seemed really confused when I responded with, ” I have eaten my weight in pineapple, spirulina and added turmeric to most meals. ” It is apparently not the expected solution anymore to eat natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to aid the situation! I appreciate my own knowledge on medicine is almost non-existent, but I am extremely aware of how powerful food can be in regards to how your body works and feels, and who doesn’t love a good excuse to eat their weight in pineapple?
I absolutely love the quote by Ann Wigmore, ” The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison”.