I was hoping to have some fun posts to share including our first 5K race of the 2014 season, but instead sickness has been running rampant in… Read more “The Sinus Infection from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks”
Chase Week 7 – Preparing for big changes
Week 7: Week 7 brought with it fussiness that appears to be colic. I could set a clock to the afternoon/evening times that have caused Chase to… Read more “Chase Week 7 – Preparing for big changes”
Chase Weeks 5 & 6 – Soaking up time with her
Time with Chase has been just wonderful! I would write a longer post about everything, but I need that time with Chase. Here is a quick post… Read more “Chase Weeks 5 & 6 – Soaking up time with her”
Chase – 1 Month Old – How time flies!
We can’t believe Chase is already 1 month old! It really feels like we just left the hospital last week or something. It’s just amazing that labor… Read more “Chase – 1 Month Old – How time flies!”
Chase – Week 3 and Getting Active
Chase just makes every day that much sweeter. She is changing every day. Between growing and seeing her development changes, it’s just always a surprise to see… Read more “Chase – Week 3 and Getting Active”
Fifty Shades of Graston’s
5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 34:50, 6:58 Pace)
5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 38:39, 7:44 Pace)
Thursday (6/28): Graston’s Treatment
I had a Tuesday session of Graston’s scheduled, but had an eye doctor appointment that resulted in dialated eyes and no way to get to my session in time. I would have to wait until Thursday for an assessment. I’ve been feeling 100% back, but I needed those devilish implements to really tell the tale. The prodding would bring any remaining injury scar tissue singing.
My physical therapist jokes that the tools look like they are right out of the Fifty Shades of Grey series. She felt bad about having to cause pain, but it’s kind of the point of Graston’s. If you are reading the books, please NO spoilers!! I’m still on the second book and let’s not ruin it for anyone else either. If you haven’t read the series, it’s very intense and not for everyone. I questioned my ability to finish the first book, but I’m glad that I stuck with it. There is a part of the writing style (the inner goddess stuff) that I find unnecessary, but overall an intense and captivating series.
I got the green light from this session to go back to my training, while carefully increasing my mileage. I can return for the next 30 days for a tune up if anything comes up along the way. I’m so excited to get back to it!!! 😀
This Has Gotta Change
I was doing long overdue blog updates: updating race plans, the about and the races/awards sections when I noticed on my dashboard some metrics that show what… Read more “This Has Gotta Change”
Staying Sane While Injured
I figured this topic at one time or another is something all of us runners, or athletes in general for that matter, face. How to stay sane… Read more “Staying Sane While Injured”
I’ve been out of the blog and social world because we’ve been doing a lot of celebrating. First it was Rob’s happy hour for his promotion, then… Read more “Celebrate”
Jingle All The Way
Today was the local Jingle Bell 5K run for arthritis. I’m in no condition to race, but I can’t say I’m heartbroken since we are under a wind advisory with 45 mph gusts. There is no way the strong wind pushing with or against me running would help my injury. So instead I took the role of helping with the Often Running store set up at the event.
Before everyone arrived, getting things organized.
I started working at 9am and we were busy from race registration at 10 am until race start at 1pm. Time passed quickly and I got to sell some great shoes and accessories, plus catch up with people and meet some new customers. In spite of the weather we had a great turn out for the race, including our Often Running Racing Team. Everyone knew to play it conservative out there. Better to be safe in such crazy windy conditions.
I forced Mitch to take a picture with me. Doesn’t he look thrilled? 😉 We are sporting the adidas ORRT sweatshirt, which is one of my faves.
Congrats to all those that raced in the crazy conditions! I’m sure it was a great strength workout as well as increased mental toughness.
I went home to get in my recovery workout of walking, stretching and P90X Ab Ripper.