Happy (Belated) St. Patrick's Day! While I'm not even the slightest bit Irish, I wholeheartedly enjoy pulling out some green and getting into the spirit, and this year that included participating in Sunday's Under Armour Kelly St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5k, for the first time since 2013. Even though that was 3 years ago, I vividly remember that 5k, mainly because I really had to use the restroom, so I was highly motivated to run as fast as possible. I also overlooked the fact that there was no bag check, and opted to run with the UA knapsack on my back...rookie mistake.
Imagine a world where you could do whatever you want whenever you wanted to without having to worry about other plans? Wouldn’t that just be the best thing ever?! Well, as we all know, that’s not the life most of us live, and instead, we constantly find ourselves overwhelmed by our schedules, or sacrificing other plans we may have in place of work or school. I don’t need to tell any of you how tough it can be, and in my case, I found it particularly difficult to find time for working out last semester. Between school and work, any free time I had automatically went to homework, and I grew pretty fed up with it after a while.
Our friend Dr. Kovacs from Medstar Health discusses what you need to know to be prepared and stay healthy during next weekends 5K!
Nagging medical issue? Dr. Kovacs is taking over the Charm City Run Twitter to answer your questions next Tuesday, March 8th from 12-1pm! Follow us, then ask away! Medstar will also be hosting a free injury clinic at all Charm City Run stores on Saturday, March 19th. Click here to register.
About Dr. Kovacs
Dr. Kovacs is a primary care physician board certified in family medicine, and fellowship trained in sports medicine. He practices at the Arnold Palmer Sports Health Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where he sees patients from childhood through adulthood for non-operative orthopaedic and sport- related issues. Dr. Kovacs is also Team Physician for Towson University Football.