I did it! I successfully ran without pain or without triggering any sort of nerve activity!! I received the go ahead during my appointment Friday from my PT Amory, to begin running again. We came up with a plan of how to approach running roads, running trails, and a general guide of how to return … Continue reading I’m Back……Where to go from Here??
Alternate titles: Dammit, I'm Injured What to Expect From Your Physical Therapy Navigating Race Deferral Policy Do I Still Get to Buy Running Shoes If I'm Not Running? As you probably picked up by my clever titles, I am not running right now. I have mentioned a few times over the last 4 weeks that … Continue reading What To Do When You Can’t Run
The last week of training was a definite uptick in mileage which is a good sign at two weeks post race. In a nutshell, I am recovering, reverse tapering, peaking, tapering and racing again. That's a lot!! All things considered it's going pretty well. I feel good and have no signs of overtraining; no fatigue, … Continue reading Week in Review + Let’s Get Serious For a Minute
Last week definitely did not go as planned!! From crazy weather to a post Whole30 hangover, last week did not pan out as I had planned/hoped. But what choice is there but to roll with the punches? If anything, it's a practice of patience and acceptance and a little of that never hurts! Freaking out … Continue reading Week in Review-Crazy Weather and Post Whole30 Pains
Last week was a whirlwind; I had probably the best workout I've had in weeks followed by the threat of an injury. Thankfully I seem to be on the upswing but seriously, injury ptsd is real! I took back to back rest days early in the week because I can- love the off season! Wednesday- … Continue reading Training Log- amazing workouts and phantom injuries…
I love to end my year with a bit of reflection in all area's of life. I strongly believe in looking back at what went well as well as areas to improve upon. With respect to the running portion of my life, overall I would say that 2016 was a great year. It absolutely did … Continue reading 2016 Year in Review
I recently read some social psychology research which asserted that by sharing a goal in public, whether it's directly to a friend, in a Facebook post, or on a public blog, statistically you are less likely to meet that goal versus not sharing it at all. It goes against the commonly held belief that by telling … Continue reading Goals: Putting it All Out There
It's been about 4 days since I raced the Columbus Marathon and I feel like I am recovering well. I went out for my first run yesterday (Wednesday) morning; an easy 3 miler with my BRF Amy. We stuck to the indoor track for some very slow miles. I felt little in the way of soreness … Continue reading Marathon Recovery-first week!
Alternate titles: Well, that sucked Thank God That's Over Columbus Marathon Recap, aka Why I'm never Running Again Mile 23 Promises: I am done with Marathons and Ultramarathons. Seriously this time Ok so those titles are slightly melodramatic but the truth is, all of those thoughts crossed my mind during yesterday's race. It's been less … Continue reading Columbus Marathon Recap
*title refers to past injuries *knocking on so much wood, nothing current!! Race day is almost here. Weeks and weeks of early mornings and late evenings. Hours spent on the track, the road, the trail, all culminating in one final run. To say I am nervous right now is a bit of an understatement. This … Continue reading Pre Race Jitters and injuries