Browsed by
Month: April 2011

The Cold Turkey Taper

The Cold Turkey Taper

Everyone who trains for a marathon knows what it means to taper. Basically you cut back your mileage and the intensity of your workouts during the last two weeks so that your body can rest before the big race. Well, at this point it looks like my run last Thursday will be my last run before the marathon. Yes, I just stopped cold turkey! I have been to the Physical Therapist everyday this week. As of 1 pm today, my…

Read More Read More

Staying Positive

Staying Positive

I just came back from the Physical Therapist and my SI joint is still in right! YEAH! Now if it can just stay that way… I know it’s getting stronger and the exercises I am doing will help with that. I am resting my body and trying to take it easy. I even took a freezing cold ice bath since that was another of his recommendations. I haven’t taken an ice bath since my Cross Country days in college. It…

Read More Read More

Having Faith

Having Faith

Today was by far the most frustrating and discouraging day I have had during this whole 2 year Boston Marathon process. My lower back was hurting again but I decided to try to run for the first time in 4 days. I got as far as a half of a mile and I had to stop. It just hurt too much. I got off the treadmill and just layed on my bed and cried. For some reason it hit me…

Read More Read More

Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

Let’s start off with something happy… 🙂 On Saturday, my oldest ran in her 4th 5K. She did great! She ran with my husband and had her best 5K time yet. She finished in just over 34 minutes which averages out to be a little over an 11 minute mile. She did not stop to walk at all. Just as they came within 100 yards of the finish line, Abi asked John if they could sprint it in. She had…

Read More Read More

Not a good day for a runner…

Not a good day for a runner…

Well, after the excitement of a great 12 mile pace run and getting my Boston packet I have had two not so good days. After an easy 5 mile run yesterday my lower back and hip started REALLY hurting me. It hurt just walking around the house. I described the problem to my good running friend and she said it sounded like what had happened to her a year earlier. She suggested I see the physical therapist we have both…

Read More Read More