Super excited to say, I completed my second half marathon this year!!! This race was amazing and an unforgettable experience. I was a little nervous on race day because the whole week leading up to Saturday I was sick with a weird upper respiratory infection. I was very congested with a constant cough with a fever of 104. My nose was so stuffy I couldn’t … Continue reading Team Refuel represented!
KT Tape is probably the most effective tool I use for running. It has helped me overcome some chronic pains. I know it doesn’t work for everyone but I stand by and I know I couldn’t have gotten this far without it! I know I have said it before, all the time lol but it honestly is very effective. It has tons of uses for … Continue reading Another KT Tape giveaway!!!
Do you think you have Peroneal Tendonitis? The two peroneal tendons(A tendon is a band if tissue that connects muscles to bone) in the foot run side-by-side behind the outer ankle bone. One peroneal tendon attaches to the outer part of the midfoot, while the other tendon runs under the foot and attaches near the inside of the arch. These tendons are important because they … Continue reading Running with Peroneal Tendonitis
Shin splints are probably a runner’s worst nightmare!! I know they are mine, and I struggle when they attack! But there are different kinds of shin splints pain. There is anterior and posterior shin splints. Anterior shin splints is having pain in the front of the leg right below the knee; the tibialas anterior. The posterior shin splints is pain along the inside edge of the … Continue reading Prevent shin splints.
Have you ever been in the middle of a marathon and you start to feel an odd pain in your hip? Are you swimmer? While training for a swim meet and your shoulder starts to swell and ache in pain?….Well like I always say “There is KT Tape for that!!” If you don’t know by now, I wear KT Tape almost all the time while running! WHAT IS … Continue reading What KT Tape is, and how it has helped me
Iliotibial band syndrome is one of the leading causes of knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band(IT band) is a thick band of fascia on the outside of the knee, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial to stabilizing the knee during running, as it moves from behind the femur to the front of … Continue reading One of the most common running injuries, the ITBS
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
Am I the only one out there that is suffering from hip flexor pain after running??? I have a feeling I’m not. Are you running long distances and experiencing some pain in your hip? Tight? Muscle strain? I’m going to give you some useful tips on preventing, controlling and treating hip flexor pain. Seeing that I have Scoliosis, it is not just a “back problem”; it … Continue reading Having pain in your hips while running.
Shin splints symptoms can include pain over the inside lower half of the leg. There can be pain at the start of running which often eases as it continues. This pain often returns after activity and may be at its worse the next morning. (TRUE!!) Sometimes you may get some swelling or lumps and may be felt when feeling the inside of the shin bone. … Continue reading Don’t let Shin Splints get in the way.
There is a few reasons why runners get injured training for their next race. Injuries such as over training inflexibility, wrong shoes, ignoring the cues your body is giving you, just to name a few. It is a little hard to determine how exactly to stay injury free but there are a few tips to follow and you can decrease your chances of injuries. KNOW YOUR LIMIT!! All … Continue reading Preventing Injury