love, your twisted friend

I know that many of you are dealing with, or know someone dealing with Scoliosis. It is one of the toughest things to go through. You can either be born with a twisted spine, or gradually develop it. It is more common in girls than in boys but if caught in the early stages it can be an easier fix. I know schools around the … Continue reading love, your twisted friend

“It’s like running on clouds.”

I was recently sent a complimentary pair of shoes from ASICS. I already run in the ASICS GT-2000 and have been for years now. Thanks to ASICS for loving and following my blog they sent me a pair of Gel-Kayano 21 to take out for a run.   One major thing that I noticed was the bounce back. It was an incredibly light form of support. … Continue reading “It’s like running on clouds.”

An annoying, nagging, pain for runners.

I’ve been dealing with a problem in my hip flexor the past few weeks. It does stem from my Scoliosis because I have uneven hips. But this pain can happen to anyone, most common in women. A hip flexor injury is a strain or tear in one of the muscles in your hip flexor and extends to your groin area. Mainly in the front part … Continue reading An annoying, nagging, pain for runners.

An ice wrap you don’t need to freeze?

I am sure you all know how much I use and trust ice therapy to repair and restore muscles, right? I believe cold therapy is one of the best forms to help ease pain and help repair any damage or strain from running. R.I.C.E (Rest Ice Compress Elevate) is the best for immediate treatment for not so serious injuries. It helps reduce swelling and the … Continue reading An ice wrap you don’t need to freeze?

Are you having problems with shin splints??

I hear the word shin splints and I cringe! It is a common running injury we sometimes get! I know I have written and talked about it before, but I am refreshing your memory to help you out! MOST COMMON CAUSES: Overpronation Improper or not enough stretching Worn out/ Improper shoes Running surfaces Running form Having Anterior shin splints, which is towards the outside of … Continue reading Are you having problems with shin splints??

Running with Ball of the Foot pain

Some runners have experienced pain in the bottom of their foot. Metatarsalgia, or better know as the ball of the foot pain, is actually a common injury in runners. It is inflammation of the ball of the foot.   Having a lot pressure on your forefoot can cause pain and inflammation in your metatarsals which is the long bones in the front of your feet, just below … Continue reading Running with Ball of the Foot pain

A home remedy for muscle pain

Have any of you heard, or tried Epsom salt on your sore legs? Going along with my most recent post, here is another reason why magnesium is important for runners. What is Epsom salt?  Epsom salt is a popular treatment used for muscle soreness and other bodily aches and pains. According to the Epsom Salt Council, Epsom salt isn’t an old wives tale anymore. Numerous … Continue reading A home remedy for muscle pain

Are you running the proper way??

Having the proper running form will affect the way you perform in a race. If you are running wrong, it will lead to pains, strains, and injuries. Maintaining these steps will keep you in proper form and running efficiently. The way you hold your HEAD is key to your overall posture. Make sure you aren’t looking upwards, or down at your feet. You should be looking … Continue reading Are you running the proper way??

The icing answer to Shin Splints!!!!

As runners we push our bodies to the edge of their ability and then wait patiently for them to heal into a slightly stronger machine. In our training we push ourselves to go longer or faster  past the level of comfort. So, we deplete our fuel sources and can cause some stress on our muscles. Taking care of our bodies post run is important, if … Continue reading The icing answer to Shin Splints!!!!