Category: ouch

My experience with Spirit in Sport Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapy

After the marathon I emailed Coach Jen and asked for a recommendation for a post race massage. She immediately emailed back and said I should contact Spirit in Sport Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapy and talk to Nathalie Banfield. I emailed Nathalie and we set up an appointment for yesterday. Having had only 1 massage... Read more »

My 2011 Chicago Marathon race recap, part 1

Never give up. Three simple words that I chose months ago as my personal mantra. Little did I know how important they really would be yesterday. I set a lofty goal for this year’s Chicago Marathon. I wanted to run a sub 5 hour marathon. After last year’s lofty goals, I believed I could do... Read more »

Be careful: The story about that one time I fell down the stairs before my long run.

My fellow runners, fellow marathoners and soon to be new marathoners…learn from my lesson. I’m klutzy. I try to be careful, I swear. But it doesn’t always work out for the best. Sometimes I’m rushing, other times I just lose a slap fight with gravity.Like the time in high school where a group of us... Read more »
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Illinois 1/2 Marathon race recap- I lost sight of things...

Pam and I about an hour post race. Pam smoked her 10K! I had to let this one sit for a couple of days. Not because it was a horrible race. I may have felt that way right after, and said as much, but stepping away and talking to Dave, Pam and Coach Jen helped... Read more »

Healthy Hump Day...a race week edition.

Healthy Hump Day...a race week edition.
It’s race week! It’s race week! Woo hoo! Yes, I’m excited! Can you tell? Hence why I’m talking about it on Healthy Hump Day! Saturday is my first 1/2 of the year. It’s even more special because it’s where I met Pam and spent a good chunk of my life. We started our family in... Read more »

Anyone get the license plate on that truck?

Apparently my race recap is incomplete. It took more out of me than I thought. I was a little achy yesterday and had some “plumbing issues”. I thought I was fine. I went to the gym over the lunch hour to spin yesterday. Coach Jen is having me ease back into things…and I really needed... Read more »
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St. Paddy's 8k Race Recap...

St. Paddy's 8k Race Recap...
I talked about having fun at this race. And before I get too far into my recap, I have to say I did. Today was awesome! I decided on Friday I was going to run with a present bow and smack it on the finish line if I PR’d. I decided to run with it... Read more »

Long run recap, like falling in love all over again!

This morning I set out for my long run of 1:45:00. Coach Jen had it set up like this…15:00 easy to warm up with five 20-second pick ups to get my legs moving. Then follow that with 15:00 moderate, 15:00 tempo and 15:00 hard. After that, finish up with a moderate effort. I knew last... Read more »

Be careful running this winter...

Seriously, be careful. I went out this morning for my run, and I wasn’t paying close enough attention. I hit a slick spot and wiped out. Landed on my back/ arse. Oddly enough, this was the same block where I fell last winter, same type of deal. I was transitioning from the side walk to... Read more »
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Tackling "the hill"...again!

Tackling "the hill"...again!
I had forgotten how much hill repeats hurt. And my recollection of “the hill” had faded to the point where in my head it was a happy and fun place. As I turned off of Willow Road and started up the hill to park near the Willowhill Golf Course club house, everything came rushing back…this... Read more »