Our ambassador, Catriona Le May Doan, is much more than an Olympic Gold Medalist: she's a busy mom, too! We had a chance to chat with Catriona quickly to see how she manages to do it all and stay healthy. Below are some questions our team had for her!
innoviCares: Do you spend much time on the ice now that you’re retired?
Catriona Le May Doan: I speed skate at various times. But I am on ice also for ringette and hockey that I play in women's leagues.
iC: You mentioned thinking that innoviCares was “too good to be true”. What was your “Aha!” moment?
CLD: My "aha" moment was signing up and realizing that innoviCares never asked me any health or financial questions.
iC: If you weren’t an Olympic speed skater, what do you think you would have done?
CLD: I am not sure what I would've done... perhaps an architect! I've always loved drawing house plans.
iC: What’s your best tip or trick for busy Canadians who want to take better care of themselves?
CLD: I would say time management is key - but just taking 20' to start with taking care of yourself. Start small. We can find an extra 20 minutes - easier than trying to find an hour! That's the start.
iC: How did you cope with learning that you would need to take a prescription medication to deal with your chronic pain?
CLD: Coping was accepting, and I needed to accept that I needed help which, for me, came from prescriptions.
iC: What was the hardest part of training for the Olympics?
CLD: The hardest part of training was the "unknown". The stress of the race and knowing that during the race anything could happen.
iC: The training you did for the Olympics was obviously intense and took a toll on your body. What parts of your body were most affected?
CLD: The parts of my body most affected were feet - toes to be exact - and neck/upper back.
iC: Is there anything you know now about your health and wellness that you wish you had known back in your racing days?
CLD: I wouldn't change a thing. I took care of myself and learned how to lead an active lifestyle for life.
iC: What went through your mind while you were racing?
CLD: It was easy during races to get over stressed. However, I trained to stay focusing on keywords and specific technical issues.
iC: Would you recommend innoviCares to friends or family?
CLD: Of course, I would recommend innoviCares to all. It is beneficial for Canadians to keep their prescriptions and health management consistent.
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You can learn more about why Catriona trusts innoviCares by checking out some of the recent talks she's done across Canada!