You’re as cold as ice.

As a runner, I am constantly looking for ways to recover quicker and keep my muscles happy. I also want to stay injury free. Not of course talking about my chronic illnesses, like my Scoliosis. I use a lot of icing for my legs and lower back. I already use KT Tape’s Recovery+ wrap where I either put the ice or the heat therapy in … Continue reading You’re as cold as ice.

Running to catch the FIGMENT of my imagination.

It has been a long, long while since I have done a challenge race. I think the last one was when runDisney held the Star Wars races, which I greatly miss. But if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you right? Have you heard of Figment? The Figment of imagination from Epcot at Walt Disney World? A quick Disnerd history lesson…there was a man … Continue reading Running to catch the FIGMENT of my imagination.

If you want to beat the boss level, you need these to survive.

It’s time to share another one of my pain relieving secrets. This one is for my head. Since clearly my head is a major problem when it comes to chronic pain, I am constantly finding ways to make my life easier. I did so with Tifosi Optics. These are glasses I use for running. I pretty much have all of the Tifosi Swank line because … Continue reading If you want to beat the boss level, you need these to survive.

The surgery, the recovery, the road.

Phew! It has been a  crazy month! At the end of November, I had the Spinal Cord stimulator surgery. Today, as I sit in front of an angled computer, it was 4 weeks ago. I promise you it feels longer!! I had to first undergo a trial before the surgery. I wore the device for a week and needed to have very high success with … Continue reading The surgery, the recovery, the road.

Will you be UNSHAKABLE too?

  Migraine [mahy-greyn ] noun an extremely severe paroxysmal headache, usually confined to one side of the head and often associated with nausea among other debilitating symptoms.   Why is it so important? It is the second leading cause of disability. And it’s one of the least funded. We, as migraine fighters already go through a lot with the pain, and finding little to no … Continue reading Will you be UNSHAKABLE too?

The Scoliosis runner

Scoliosis affects 2-3 percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States. Scoliosis can develop in infancy or early childhood. However, the primary age of onset for scoliosis is 10-15 years old, occurring equally among both genders. Females are eight times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment. It has also been found to … Continue reading The Scoliosis runner

New Shoes, who Dis?

Things happen that we may not be prepared for. Such as, needing a new car, or your dog faking an injuring so you stop taking them on your run. But what you aren’t prepared for is the shoe brand you’ve been running in for 12 years, now suddenly causing a problem! Yup! That is my current situation! The Asics Gel-Kayano I have been running in … Continue reading New Shoes, who Dis?