I have been somewhat lucky when it comes to injuries. Oh sure, things have niggled. They've been achy. They've even been somewhat painful. For the most part I've been able to keep on running through those aches and niggles. Except one. The Perfect Race? I remember the weather on the day I ran my half … Continue reading My Worst Injury
Running & Watering: 12/10 -16 Weekly Wrap
Training Week 2: Best Damn Race Savannah Half The week went sideways on me (read more about that in favorites, although it wasn't a good thing) and I didn't get as much activity in as I wanted -- but I got my runs in and the bonus is my legs are feeling pretty good again. … Continue reading Running & Watering: 12/10 -16 Weekly Wrap
Back in the Groove: 12/3 -9 Weekly Wrap
Training Week 1: Best Damn Race Savannah Half Let's just say it wasn't an auspicious start to my training for my next half: I finally felt like I got back into the groove. The taping was helping my hamstrings tremendously, my paces were normal, I had a great run Friday and Saturday last week, and … Continue reading Back in the Groove: 12/3 -9 Weekly Wrap
Don’t Patronize me!: 11/26 -12/2 Weekly Wrap
On my Friday on my long run, this guy passed me, calling out passing on the left. No biggie, right? Only he also said older, slower runner passing. Well, you're passing me, so obviously you're not running slower than me. I get it, he said he was 69 (no idea why he felt he needed … Continue reading Don’t Patronize me!: 11/26 -12/2 Weekly Wrap
5 Ways I keep My IT Band Happy
ITBS: Illiotibial Band Syndrome. Stress fracture might be one of the most feared runner injuries, but ITBS is right up there with stress fractures. It can linger a long, long time and opinions on how to treat and/or cure it vary widely. I have struggled with it, and the truth is, while it's been rather … Continue reading 5 Ways I keep My IT Band Happy
5 Things that got me through . . .
. . . My first trail race I love you free spirits who just go out and run. I'm a girl scout; I believe in preparation! Maybe that's why I'm not usually super nervous before a race. I was a little nervous before this past half (read the recap here), but chatting with Skirtsisters before … Continue reading 5 Things that got me through . . .
Taping does a body good: TOLT
I'm Thinking Out Loud about why people are so resistant to taping and why it's such a godsend to me. And how I think I've finally figured out that nail polish remover actually kills my nails. And TOLT wouldn't be a TOLT without a furkid photo, of course. The Catch-22 of Taping I am constantly surprised at how … Continue reading Taping does a body good: TOLT