Chris Evans spoke about how his wife forcing him out for a cold weekend run helped him cope with a lingering health problem,
The 54-year-old Virgin Radio DJ explained that he may have Raynaud’s disease and that a 14 mile run with his wife Natasha Shishmanian might have helped him realize it was a definite possibility.
Raynaud’s disease is a disease that affects the circulation, causing certain areas of the body, such as the fingers and toes, to change color when they are cold or under stress.
He said after the morning run, in the winter cold, his hands went into “freeze mode” and showed symptoms of the disease.
Chris brought up the subject on his breakfast show, but co-host Vassos Alexander thought he had an ulterior motive for him to run this far this weekend.
Chris said: “Tash and I were out for a short run on Saturday… a short run, she dragged me another 14 miles!”
Vassos felt there was more to it and that Chris was secretly training for the Ultra Challenge that Natasha might be planning to do this year.
These are courses of different kilometers in which participants can walk or jog, for charitable causes.
Vassos said: “Ah, the unsaid about Ultra that she trains for. Where you are …”
Chris intervened, “I’m not! Vassos, on our friendship, I don’t train with an Ultra.
“I was hoping to practice an afternoon on the couch, but I wasn’t!
Vassos retorted, “Well, you’re not training for an Ultra as far as you know!”
“No,” Chris replied, “But I think she could train me with her, poor thing.”
Chris added: “By the way, I’m not the lightest to hang around when you’re as fit as her!”
It was here that Chris spoke about how the winter cold had affected his hands and his 14-year-old wife was also suffering from the cold.
Chris said: “She has a problem: her left hand is getting cold but not her right hand,” he noted.
“I think we already talked about this on the show …”
Vassos interrupted him: “It’s like cars, my Fiat 500 – the left side is an absolute block of ice, the right side is fine!”
Rolling his eyes, Chris intervened, “It’ll be the wind or something, the direction of the cold front, idiot!”
Chris had previously explained to his listeners why some parts of your body, especially the limbs, can get cold so quickly when the temperature drops.
He said at the time: “The reason your hands and feet feel cold when you’re outside and doing something is because there are so many nerve endings in your hands and feet. that require heat to function, that they take an excessive amount of heat from your body. “
To combat this, Chris revealed that he found the perfect solution.
He told his listeners: “This week was the first time I ran in waterproof socks – they are amazing!
“Amazing! They kept my feet a little warmer, but my hands are doing better without gloves and just using these hand warmers every now and then.”
* The Chris Evans Breakfast Show airs weekdays at 6.30am on Virgin Radio.
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