⚠️This video contains images of feet, viewer discretion is advised! LOL⚠️ (After a set of 102 Burpees)
My husband, Chuck, earned his first double trifecta and ran his first Spartan Ultra Race this year, the year he turned 50 years old!! 😮 He’s also only been into fitness and OCR since 2016. Although not officially diagnosed, he also realized this year he’s most likely dealing with... “Raynaud syndrome, also known as Raynaud's phenomenon, is a medical condition in which spasm of arteries cause episodes of reduced blood flow. Typically the fingers, and less commonly the toes, are involved. Rarely, the nose, ears, or lips are affected. The episodes result in the affected part turning white and then blue. Often, there is numbness or pain. As blood flow returns, the area turns red and burns. The episodes typically last minutes, but can last up to several hours.” He doesn’t plan to let this stop him from achieving his fitness and OCR goals though! He’s inspired by @davidgoggins (who also has Raynaud’s) and @cameronrhanes and all their amazing Endurance Race achievements, so he has registered and is in training for two Spartan Ultras (NJ/VT) next year along with many other OCRs, I’m sure! 🥳 ❓He would like to know how to manage the effects of Raynaud’s over long distances, both in cold weather and not. ❓
What has helped him thus far is neoprene gear, but sometimes it’s not cold enough to warrant it, but he still suffers the effects of the blood flow constriction. For example, he can be in a 70° house and do 100 burpees and trigger the Raynaud’s. (Video attached recorded today.) He gets it in his fingers too depending on the situation.
I suppose the likely answer is “either suck it up and deal with it or don’t exert yourself...EVER”! I think he’ll choose the former over the latter. 🤪💪🏼 Thank you in advance! We both love this community! 💪🏼🤗♥️✌🏼 ❤️💙💚💜 #aroo #nevergiveup #cantstopwontstop #STFU #ocr #spartanrace #fitover50 #spartan40 #davidgoggins #raynauds #canthurtme #keephammering 🔨#nobodycaresworkharder #ultraontheleft #spartanultra #trifectatribe #raynaudsyndrome #raynaudsphenomenon #whatdoesntkillmemakesmestronger #mindovermatter #fitspo