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By Crofton Podiatry
November 22, 2016
Category: Events
Tags: running   hydration   stretching   eating healthy  

Did you sign up for a Thanksgiving Day race? It’s a perfect pre-Thanksgiving meal activity to stay in shape and run/walk for a good cause. The gathering of loved ones and delicious foods are hard to stay away from, so what better way to “earn” your delicious meal than to exercise for a good cause?

Our team at Crofton Podiatry wants you to stay safe during this Thanksgiving Day event. The following are tips to prevent injury during your race:

  • Train: Especially if this is your first race, make sure that you practice walking or running long distances. Turkey Trots can be as short as 1K or as long as a 10K. Make sure that you increase your distance little by little until Thanksgiving Day comes. Most importantly, it will help you determine if your body is ready for a race. Look for any pain or discomfort to address before the race day.
  • Hydration: Before, during, and after the race, it is important to keep hydrated to make sure that you do not faint or have issues due to dehydration.
  • Break in sneakers and clothing: Whatever you plan to wear during the race, make sure you wear it a few times beforehand to make sure they don’t cause chafing or blisters. Sneakers should be comfortable, supportive, and durable. Clothing should not make you overheat while running.
  • Stretch: Before and after the race, stretching can help prevent injury and reduce soreness.
  • Eat healthy food: Junk foods will not give you good energy to help you do your best on race day. Eat a good variety of healthy foods, especially to keep you sustained during the race.

The most important part is to listen to your body. If you feel any pain or dizziness while training or even during the actual race, slow down. Do not push through or you will risk a more severe injury that will require more complex treatment. If you notice any pain or discomfort, come see our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brad Toll at our Crofton, MD office. Call us at (410) 721-4505 to make an appointment. Our team will be happy to help you get to the finish line – and your well-deserved Thanksgiving meal!

 

It’s time for thanksgiving and that means it’s time for a sizeable feast! If you’re looking for ways to burn off some of the extra stuffing consumed during the thanksgiving feast, a walk/run 5k or other outdoor activities are perfect ways to keep your body moving during this holiday rest. Many organizations put together 5k’s just for the holiday season, and they can be a great way to get out and stay active as a family.

While the thanksgiving events may be a bit close, it may not be too late to sign up! If an official event may not be for you, getting the family together for an extra walk or two is a great way to end the 2014 year and kick off a great start to 2015! And don’t forget – there are still plenty of events scheduled throughout December and for January 1st!

While foot and ankle specialists prefer to focus on the health of your feet – we care about your whole body too! Being active, and exercising regularly are the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Below are a few running activities still available for the 2014 holiday season:

 

10th Annual Thanksgiving Morning 5K Turkey Trot to Benefit LARS
Laurel, MD

11.27.14

 

8th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run
Annapolis, MD

11.27.14

 

Tom's 13th Annual 5K Reindeer Run
Laurel, MD

11.29.14

 

Zombie OUT-Run
Annapolis, MD

11.29.14

 

ROCKING THE ROADS 2014 - Annapolis
Annapolis, MD

11.29.14

 

Jug Bay Post Turkey Trail 5K 2014
Lothian, MD

11.29.14

 

Reindeer 5K Run & Walk
Edgewater, MD

12.06.14

 

2014 Jingle Bell Run 5K/3K Walk
Annapolis, MD

12.07.14

 

Fort Meade Run Series - Reindeer 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Fort Meade, MD

12.13.14

 

Annapolis Strider Membership
Annapolis, MD

12.29.14

 

M's Run: Klingons Against Cancer 5K - Annapolis
Annapolis, MD

01.01.15

 

Meet Me On Mas 2015 - Annapolis
Annapolis, MD

01.01.15

 

Commitment Day 5K - Baltimore, MD
Columbia, MD

 

 

The staff at Crofton Podiatry and I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Brad Toll.




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