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Key Workout Tools that Aid in Injury Recovery

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Homework is Essential for Recovery As I recover from an injury with the expert guidance of my physical therapist Ashley, it is my responsibility to do my homework. Ashley is a key part of my rehab, but the greater responsibility lies on my shoulders. If I don’t do […]

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The End Of The Jumpie? Say It Ain’t So!

I’m not positive, but I think those jump shot pictures I love taking could be causing me to injure myself… I’ll start from the beginning. Late last summer I had a situation occur where the area around my SI joint flared up into a three-day painful mess, only to go away almost as quickly as […]

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Working My Way Back

Today’s run was one of those runs.  One of those runs I’ll remember forever….. I’ll remember it because it was so sweet.  So sweet because I hadn’t really gone for a run in about five weeks.  There’s a saying that goes: distance makes the heart grow fonder; as a runner, I say: “Injury makes the comeback […]

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Ten Benefits Of Being An Injured Runner

Runners rarely get injured. We cross-train. We stretch after every run. We foam roll regularly. We always ice our sore muscles. We stay well hydrated. Most importantly, we listen to our bodies and stop running immediately when we feel something isn’t right. Um, not really. We have the best of intentions.  Really we do.  But […]

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Listening To My Body

Sometimes adhering to your own advice can be the most difficult… Anyone that has trained with me has heard me say, “Listen to your body.”  That’s easy advice to give, but not always easy to follow. Let’s back it up to Thursday when I had a great, steady run with my MRTT girls.  We ran […]

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My Poor Runner’s Feet…

In mid-July I visited my foot doctor to order new orthotics.  I would say podiatrist, but that sounds like such an old person’s doctor!  I certainly don’t have the prettiest feet in the world, but for a runner I don’t think these dogs look too bad!  At least I’d just gotten a new pedicure before […]

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Icing It Up And Rolling It Out

How can you possibly wake up whiny when you look outside and see this beautiful sunrise. I haven’t run since last Saturday, so maybe I could whine a little… After three days of back spasms, piriformis and hip flexor pain, my foam roller is once again my best friend. I’m starting to feel better, and […]

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An Injury, Years in the Making

I don’t really know when it started, but it was a long time ago. It probably really started as a result of my passion for gardening and landscaping – digging up mature bushes, and even ripping their mature tap roots out of the ground. I enjoyed hard work, and there was nothing I wouldn’t try to do […]

 
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