I’m sitting in my room watching last night’s episode of Lost with my legs up. This is the best part of morning workouts. What makes today particularly nice is that I am sipping on Clif Shot Recovery Hot Chocolate. It’s awesome for cold weather training. I get to rehydrate with hot cocoa!
Yesterday I went to the Institute of New Medicine to develop a full body recovery plan. We started with a thorough health history, and then had acupuncture for the first time. In total I spent about three hours for my first visit. Now William and Peter (Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) will do some metabolic tests to figure out which nutrients I need, and will look at my food journal to help me decide which foods I should be eating to promote quick recovery and optimal performance. Chris Lieto and Peter Reid are both clients, and when I told Chris I was going he said, "They are the best in the Biz". He travels to Seattle a couple times a year to visit them, which makes me feel lucky to be so close.
Acupuncture is awesome. I laid on my back while being prodded with needles, then I relaxed for 20 minutes before having the needles removed. By the time I left I was in a complete daze from the experience, which lasted all through my MCAT prep course last night. It was like a massage of my inner Chi.