Tag: Muscle

  • KT Tape is always saving me

    KT Tape is always saving me

    It always saves me, it keeps me running pain free #kttape

  • Happy New Year

    Here is hoping that you ALL have had a positive fulfilling 2014 and hoping that 2015 brings you good luck, happiness, and bigger goals! Keep your eye on the big goal, never lose sight of it. Make sure your 2015 resolutions are realistic. Keep them simple and easy to follow. Don’t try to go crazy…

  • Perfection is overrated

      In honor of Scoliosis Awareness Month, I am going to help you all understand what it truly is, and how to check for it and treat it. Do you know what Scoliosis is? It’s when your spine is abnormally curved. Your spine, being your back bone, is generally straight even though many people have…

  • 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…

  • Why Magnesium is good for runners.

    How many of you have magnesium daily? Did you know it is an important mineral all runners should have a healthy supply of? The mineral magnesium is critical to your heart, muscles and kidneys. It helps produce energy in your body and regulates levels of zinc, potassium, vitamin D among other nutrients. A deficiency of…

  • 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.…

  • Words of advice for runners

    As runners we are known as a crazy bunch of people, which most of us take that as a compliment. Because seriously, after all, what sane person would run 26.2 miles just for fun, right?? But, there are many things runners should and shouldn’t do. Here are some tips or rules, we should all follow.…

  • August Plank Challenge!!!

    Planking for runners is VERY beneficial. Planking helps strengthen our core making us run more efficiently.  A strong core will protect your back, and promote good posture while running. It improves proper biomechanics and helps you to be a better athlete overall. There are many many different types of planks, but they all have the…

  • Are you running with a stress fracture?

    Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They are caused by the repetitive use of force, often by overdoing, such as repeatedly jumping or running long distances. Stress fractures can also come from normal use of a bone that’s been weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis.   Stress fractures are most common on…

  • MY Tips to make the KT Tape stick!

    As most of you know, I am a KT Tape superfan, and believer in their product. In case you don’t know much about the tape, you can read my past two posts on KT Tape. Here is a video that explains what it is: KT Tape has tons of different applications. I love the tape because…