This is it! This is what I’ve spent the month of February training for; my Bronze competition debut. February was a rough month coming back to skating after taking December and January off after passing my Bronze tests, changing to a Paleo diet, taking a bad fall and bruising my pectoral muscles (not ruling out a possible upper rib hairline fracture) and barely being able to skate for 2 weeks, and learning a brand new program and having only 2 weeks to practice it. Whew! I survived :)
The Paleo diet served me extremely well. After the initial transition week I felt tremendously better and I was able to skate every day as well as ride my bike 8 miles a day without any of the former joint pain that had been plaguing me. It does take some forethought and will power though, but it seems to have reduced, if not eliminated, the inflammation in my body. If I hadn’t of changed my diet I’m not sure I would have been able to train as effectively.