Tag : injury

Sometimes you’ve got to take the bad with the good…

2013 was a really good year in my little running world.  I felt strong and confident when I trained and when I raced.  This led to many PR’s from the mile to the marathon.  I felt like the sky was the limit. My first (and last) 17 min 5k! 7/4/13 2014 has been a rough running year for me.  It

We were on a Break!!

It’s been too long…. I’ve been so strong.  So sane.  I’ve been so good about cross training.  But I’m ready to get back to running.  I don’t want to be on this break anymore! Yes, I did go on a brief leave of absence from blogging.  I just couldn’t muster up the strength to talk about my cross-over into the

Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

The Fast Firecracker- I love this race.  The course, the atmosphere and the fact that it’s on the 4th of July.  Did I mention it’s also very fast?! Last year was my first time to experience this race and as soon as I crossed the line I knew I would be back!  This race will always be special to me

Injuries- Preventing and Dealing with them in a nutshell!

I think it’s pretty realistic to say that as runners we fall into one of these categories at all times: 1. Trying to prevent injury2. Recovering/ coming back after an injury3. Currently dealing with an injury If you claim to never deal with any of these phases then you are either not a regular runner or you are probably not

A Last Minute… Injury?

I guess you might have guessed from my lack of posting that I did not run in the Arkansas Race for the Cure Saturday.  Since Friday morning my little running world has once again been rocked upside down- a simple reminder to me that there are many more important things in life than running and I guess I needed that

A Bump in the Road

Over the past few years of marathon training, I have found that making it to the starting line injury-free and in top physical condition is much more difficult than actually running the marathon itself.  Sometimes there is a very thin line during training between pushing yourself to your potential and pushing yourself too hard.  I learned a lot of things

A Big Scare & A SUPER STAR!!!

Thursday night when I went to bed my right foot felt a little off.  There was a certain twinge when I stepped down on the side of my ankle. I had planned to run 17 miles Friday morning but decided to cut it back to 12 and just see how it felt.  Surprisingly enough, it didn’t hurt at all during

And the Verdict is….

After almost 3 months of an annoying on again off again pesky knee injury I finally went to a physical therapist.  While I was laying there in agony as he worked on my leg (I was really tight) I just kept thinking that I should have come weeks ago.  Yes, it was pure torture but in a good way.  My

Rookie Mistake

As I may have mentioned a few times since the Little Rock Marathon my right knee has been bothering me.  It’s not a sharp stop-running-this-instant-pain  but I do not usually have knee pain of any kind and this is not normal. I blamed the crazy elevation changes in the LRM.  I took off a few days and mixed in a

Starting Over…

This morning I met Kem again for a 3.5 mile run. We ended up averaging an 8:26 for the run so it was my best pace since the injury. It has been almost 13 weeks since this all went down and I must say that the entire run felt GREAT! I felt NO stress fracture area discomfort AT ALL!! While