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A dark place - looking for the light

Friday, May 08, 2015      11 comments

Well - I am officially in a very dark place. As most of you who know me at least through my whining blogs as of late, I am dealing with a chiropractor, a Physical Therapist, and a Massage Therapist. I was hoping for approval to start run... Read more

How many more appointments can I manage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      8 comments

If you have been reading my blogs, you know I visit my chiropractor that does Graston and ART on my lower body at least 1 month. He suggested I go see a Physical Therapist to help figure out what was going on with my lower body. Since then I h... Read more

Great workout even without running

Sunday, April 19, 2015      5 comments

I am so lucky I have a great husband who helps me when I have to stop running. This morning we got up and drove to a trail to do a bike ride. It had been so long since I had been on my bike. I managed to get in 30 miles better than the 20 mil... Read more

Broken - but not out

Friday, April 17, 2015      7 comments

So my Physical Therapy evaluation was yesterday evening. She was very through. She was actually amazed that I have run as well and as much as I have since my peroneal tendon surgery in January of 2010. My Talus does not glide whic... Read more

Plan of attack

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      4 comments

After a through Active Release therapy appointment, we have decided that in additional to seeing him every other week or there about, I am heading to a Physical Therapist to get major mobility in my ankle I had surgery on 4 years ago. In ... Read more

Oh My ....

Monday, April 13, 2015      8 comments

I believe my doctor and I have figured out my issue - at least it is part of the puzzle. I am having issues in my Posterior Kinetic chain. Issues either in my piriformis or tight hamstrings are causing the majority of my issues in the calves. ... Read more

Monday - first workday of the challenge and the real challenge begins

Monday, April 06, 2015      3 comments

Good Afternoon - Today is the first workday within the 5% Challenge 8 week challenge. I find the work week to be the biggest challenge for me. Yes - I get my morning exercise routine down and done before I go to work. That is a run or w... Read more

Spring Challenge - Day 2 - Starting out great!!

Sunday, April 05, 2015      5 comments

I have gotten all my exercising and water in on both days. I am holding to my ideal days right now. I am hoping this initial push will help me sail through this challenge. I must start strength training this week. I find it difficult to com... Read more

Spring 5% Challenge begins Tomorrow - UPDATE

Friday, April 03, 2015      6 comments

So the 5% Spring Challenge begins tomorrow and continues for 8 weeks. Excited - Yes I am. I am hoping that being outwardly accountable will make my eating and logging of food more spot on. Sometimes, I just get lazy towards the evening a... Read more

5% Spring Challenge is on the horizon

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      3 comments

I can now see the beginning of the challenge. April 4th is the day. I need to focus on my eating and again, by water drinking habits especially at work. So here is to a good weigh-in for me will be tomorrow. I love Thursday weigh-ins... Read more

Being Present and beginning here

Monday, March 30, 2015      6 comments

I am trying to remember I must be present in each moment - not thinking forward to far or thinking backward to far. I am where I am NOW and this is the moment and place I need to begin from. This thought came to me as I was doing my Flex... Read more

5% Spring Challenge Motivation

Thursday, March 26, 2015      6 comments

My reasons for wanting to lose 5% of my weight 1) To get back to racing weight - so I can run to my best potential 2) to get back to feeling good in whatever clothes I pick out 3) to improve my already good health 4) to feel in contro... Read more

5% Spring Challenge Declaration

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      4 comments

In the hopes of losing 5% of my weight Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment Run with Heart Rate Monitor Training every other day. I am warming up for 5 minutes then running in zone for 40 minutes then cool down for 5 minutes. ... Read more

Another piece of the puzzle has been placed

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      3 comments

Another ART treatment today - has given me another puzzle piece. I will add more exercises to my routine. I have been told that legs are very flexible going forward, but not so much going back. In addition, my quads are quite tight. B... Read more

I am trying - well maybe ...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      7 comments

That seems to be me lately. I don't seem to have the fire and the drive I used to have. I won't blame it on my age or nagging injuries, but I do realize it is my mind set. Nothing, I repeat nothing is coming easy or naturally for me lat... Read more

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