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.
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
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?
I am SOOO excited to write this post today! I am bringing you some *NEW PRODUCTS* Once I opened the box and saw new products, I kid you not, I used it immediately! And I am UBER happy with the results! They did NOT disappoint! First I will start off by introducing the new KT PERFORMANCE+ CHAFE SAFE ANTI-CHAFING WIPES. They are anti chafing wipes for … Continue reading KT Recovery+ magic
What is KT Tape? KT Tape is an elastic tape made to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments. How does it work? When running, or doing any kind of work out and you get injured, the lymphatic fluids build up and it causes swelling, thus causing lots of pain. So when you do apply the KT Tape correctly, you are allowing the top layer of the skin … Continue reading Why I use KT Tape
I am always on the hunt for the best way to recover or release the tension in your muscles. Especially when you come back from a run or just suffer from chronic muscles spasms and need tension relief. Sometimes Some methods work better than others and there is always new stuff coming out so I am always on the look out. Well, KT Tape came out with … Continue reading Be kind to your muscles
So yesterday I went running with Alpha and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. As usual, we goofed around and had fun. The sun was out and not a cloud in the sky. The temps were cool and the breeze made it feel cooler, at least for Orlando. LOL We went out for an easy 6 miles and did not push it because my … Continue reading Run. Patch. Rest
Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Did you also know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women? Or that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Did you know each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will … Continue reading Go pink with polka dots!
As runners we have all probably “run” into an injury or two once in our running lifetime. Am I right? How did you first treat it when it happened? Did you just take 2 tyenol? Did you go to the doctors? Did you ignore it? I have found a pretty effective way to reduce pain and swelling. My problems are usually my knee and my … Continue reading Recover with ice and heat
What is Scoliosis? It’s a curvature of the spine. Often happens when you are growing, but can happen at any time. Mostly common in females, and most cases are mild. But then there are some who suffer from severe Scoliosis, like myself. I have a double curve, or what is called the “S curve”. Scoliosis curves are measured in degrees and doctors can see the severity … Continue reading Scoliosis is no joke