A couple years ago I did a juice fast for 10 days. The first couple days were the worst then it got a bit more tolerable. It was a combination spiritual fast and cleansing fast. I’m considering going on this adventure once again. Finding a time has always been hard because you can’t really exercise when you are doing this. At least not the kind of running I like to do.
However, a few things have fallen into place that make this probably a good time to do it. First – as you know and will hear from me OVER and OVER again – I currently can’t run. So I don’t need the extra "energy" from eating a normal diet. Second, I have a surgery coming up. Granted it’s still a ways away but a good body cleanse might be a good idea before that happens.
Fasting has many benefits (some may argue its harmful). But I am a proponent of the benefits it offers. Clarity of mind, detoxification, healing, etc. I have personally experienced the benefits first hand. Fasting allows my body to focus on other tasks it gets distracted from due to digestion and processing of solid food. Who knows - maybe my foot will heal faster
My diet and nutrition have also gone downhill as of late. It started about 3 weeks ago when this whole moving process started. I started eating (some) fast food again. Drinking soda. Things that were gone from my daily diet. I can feel it. I’m starting to have this all around crappy feeling. maybe part of that is due to the fact I’ve only run twice in the last 3 weeks as well…
Now I just need to pick a time. tomorrow? Next week? I could pick Saturday which is the 2 year anniversary of the day I arrived in California. I need to buy some fruit. And watch my potassium intake which is going to make this tricky.
I’m also trying to get a good referral to a podiatrist in Orange County. Any suggestions??