So excited to announce my latest sponsorship with Cell Med Clinics, Dr. Mark Rudderham will be keeping me healthy and in tip top shape!
Dr. Mark is a former collegiate swimmer and works with many professional athletes, through nutritional IV’s, healing injuries, and helping them achieve their best level of health they can.
Mark Rudderham, N.M.D. earned his Bachelor of Science from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Starting practice at age 23, he was one of the youngest practicing Naturopathic Physicians in recent history. He practiced in Connecticut for seven years before returning to the Valley in 2004. He provides the full services of a family practitioner with particular areas of interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine. As a former collegiate swimmer these areas of focus have been a natural fit. His approach with clients is to assess where they are and work in the direction of optimizing wellness. This approach works well with everything from advanced chronic disease to acute care. He is an animated lecturer on these topics and enjoys the opportunity to do presentations. He has lectured at various locations around the country. Dr. Rudderham believes in order to be a skilled teacher one must first be a skilled observer. His best assets are that he listens and he cares.
It’s finally time for another blog, yay!
For the past five days, I’ve been in Santa Cruz shooting with the Roxy team and having the time of my life.
We shot outdoor fitness for a total of 3 days, so I’ll do my best to give a recap of each!
Wednesday, November 14
-I arrived in Santa Cruz during the evening and got to meet all of the girls. The surf team is crazy stacked, it was so cool to meet so many amazing athletes!
Thursday, November 15 (Day 1 Shooting)
-While all of the other girls had to wake up at 4:15 AM…I got to sleep in until 4:30 AM In the morning we headed out to Greyhound Beach for sunrise, which was absolutely beautiful! After shooting for a few hours we made the drive to Pinnacles National Park where I got to do some climbing. We ended up leaving around 5:00 PM when the park closed and were back at the hotel at 7:00 PM, talk about a long day!
Friday, November 16 (Day 2 Shooting)
-Wake up wasn’t as early today, which was nice! We took the Roxy bus to Castle Rock where we sat in the rain for a few hours, the weather was not on our side for this trip. On the bright side, I was able to catch up on a lot of homework during this down time!
Saturday, November 17 (Day 3 Shooting)
-Another early day for us, we were up and out of the hotel by 6 AM. We made the long drive to Pinnacles again and waited out the rain until it was dry enough to do some shooting. The rain was on and off all day, so it was a mixture of shooting and hiding under roofs to stay dry! We also saw some deer which were so cute! After shooting another long day we headed back to the hotel and went out for dinner at a healthy vegan restaurant. Needless to say, we’re all hooked on the vegan milkshakes they made.
Sunday, November 18
-Sad day, time to go home!
Needless to say, I had an awesome time on the shoot. Everyone at Roxy (crew and team) is so nice. They’re one big family that I feel like I have become part of.
I’m heading back to AZ now…but not for long! I’ll be heading to Disneyland to speak for Sanuk on December 1 and Hawaii for the holidays!
To be a professional athlete, you basically have to train all of the time.
Being a professional athlete is easy and hard. It’s hard because you’re constantly training and putting 150% in. However, it’s also easy because my job is doing what I love and I am very lucky to have that.
My pre-comp rituals are to take a “pre-comp nap” when I compete in the afternoon and eat a buffalo burger and peas for lunch or dinner. My dad also pins my bib number on if I have one.
The day before competitions I mostly relax so I’m well-rested for the next day.
I try and change the problems every workout. The best thing you can do is run any workout on the problems that are the hardest for you to complete, that will work on your weaknesses and make you a lot stronger.