From a different perspective

Life is tough, and there are constant obstacles that block our paths. But the outcome is all in how you see things. Having Scoliosis makes things much harder for me but I choose to see things from a different perspective. It’s much easier to cry all day, stay in bed, and live off of medications. But that is NOT the life I want, nor have. … Continue reading From a different perspective

Beat the treadmill blues

When you think about running, you imagine a beautiful trail, comfortably paved roads, some tall trees to add some shade….sounds perfect right? So what do you do on the days that the rain storm outside looks like a monsoon? Or its so cold outside your hands freeze going to get the mail?….You hit the treadmill!!! I do love a good run in the rain…there is … Continue reading Beat the treadmill blues

National Running Day 2015

HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!! So glad that runningday.org started this in 2009. Finally, a day where runners from across the world can celebrate running. We all enjoy running and feel very proud to be a runner right? So why not give us a day where we can officially drive all the non runners crazy!?!? There are TONS of giveaways going on just for today, especially ASICS shoes giveaway on … Continue reading National Running Day 2015

Cramps explained

Many of us have had cramps before. Not to be confused with side stitches. Even though side stitches pose similar symptoms they are not cramps. Side stitches are usually caused by improper breathing, or overstretching your diaphragm. Those can easily be taken care of my putting pressure on the side stitch while regulating your breathing. As far as what causes muscle cramps, it is debatable. … Continue reading Cramps explained

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??

Dealing with running with Sciatic, hip, and lower back pain

SCIATIC NERVE- The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, down your buttock along the back or side of your leg down into your foot. Pain or numbness occurs when the nerve is irritated or compressed Hip and back conditions are often interrelated, and there’s often a nasty domino effect of injuries. For example, tense lower-back muscles can contribute to piriformis syndrome which in turn can … Continue reading Dealing with running with Sciatic, hip, and lower back pain