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It’s time to talk shoes! Yes I love a good pair of running shoes. More specifically, ASICS. Which reminds me of the latest nickname you have come up with for me, the ASICS runner <3. And I truly appreciated you all lacing up your ASICS for me when I was in the hospital. It was a touching way to show your support for me and … Continue reading You had me at…ASICS
I know many of you ask me about the KT Tape and what it does and how it helps. I have written about it before but I am writing about it again as I use some new apps as well as some original ones. Many of you wonder what is this tape stuff? It’s simple really. it’s an elastic sports tape(non medicated) designed to relieve … Continue reading KT Tape does what?!?
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
Well as I get ready to say good-bye to another year, I reflect on how much has happened. The good, the bad, and the ugly. 2014 was a memorable year for sure. I remember gearing up in January for my first full marathon. Nerves like you wouldn’t believe! The reason, I had little training due to fighting the flu all month-long in December. But I … Continue reading Cheers to 2014
Many people want to start running or try to start running. If you start off in the wrong direction, you might be discouraged or give up quickly. Most people start running as a way to get in shape or lose weight. They end up falling in love with it and turn it into a passion rather than something “they have to do.” For first time … Continue reading Tips for beginner runners
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?
2013 will be a year that I will never forget. So many great, sad, emotional events happened this year. I started 2013 off by running my first half marathon in honor of something that is so close and dear to my heart….ANIMALS. I still remember race day like it was yesterday, so nervous!!! I could barely sleep the night before, at the start line … Continue reading Saying farewell to the year that I will NEVER forget
Within the running community there are a lot of things we talk about, from black toe nails to setting a new personal record. I created this page to help others with questions, injuries, and encouragement. As most of you know running is a challenge for me. Because my Scoliosis is so severe, it does cause a lot of problems while I run. I have hip … Continue reading A little reminder to all the 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. ADVICE 1.- 10%- Increase your distance to minimum 10% per week. … Continue reading Words of advice for runners