Geraldine Finnegan four times Masters World Champion is only weeks away from her next challenge at the highest standard. Up against the best in the USA and all over the world Geraldine is confident she will succeed to take home a medal this year again. Last weekend she competed at Leinster Championships in Tullameve, running as a Senior Athlete against 16 – 18 year olds rather than a Master Athlete (035). She won four gold, three silver and two bronze. Quite a feat to win nine Senior medals, but instead of being elated Geraldine was disappointed because she was hit with a cold and this lead on to laryngitis during the week all due to the wind and rain during the last competition. She had been given by her Doctor three courses of antibiotics which weakens the immune system so this time, Geraldine who this year has finally stopped all asthma medication only eight weeks ago due to the frequent visits during the last year to the Salt Clinic in Omeath, is now back revisiting this friendly clinic for more help, but this time to help with the cold and laryngitis recently picked up at the Leinster Senior Championships in Tullamore. Geraldine says she includes the one hour Salt Therapy before training and working out, which was still to do as she is ranked Number One and Number two in the 4oom hurdles pentathlon and 80m Hurdles at the World Championships’ in Sacramento USA.
After only 45 minutes I get more clarity in the throat and nose and I am able to run longer and breathe easier. I think I will continue this after the Championships two per week to also help with recovery as I have a lot of events over the week competing in triple jump, high jump, steeple chase, javelin, 400m, 800mm hurdles. This seems a lot but after winning 9 medals in one day in Tullamore at the Leinster Champtionship it will be easier to compete in 8 events over the week instead of 24 hours.
I am a little nervous of my health issues as I have had 3 strong courses of triple and quadruple therapy during the last four months which has weakened by defence system but not my spirit. I am determined to compete without any medication and have been working on natural remedies and natural food supplements to build the friendly bacteria back up like probiotic yogurts, cottage cheese, origami oil, propels from the bee hive, golden seal (from buttercups) and lots of fresh green vegetables like spinach. I feel my energy is beginning to rise, as I as drained and empty from my stomach virus. It is important to be positive in life and help yourself the best you can to give your body the best chance of healing itself naturally.
Of course with the current stresses that hit daily life, it’s vital to take time out to relax and that’s where the Salt Clinic also helps me to chill out with a bit of health quiet time to have peace without phones, computers or family around, it recharges your batteries ready to face the stresses of everyday life.
Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. I will try and keep you up to date on all my future Events, plus results from students competitions and training progress.