Entering into my 4th week of physio with my new, totally awesome physiotherapist Katie, I had to ask the question “you want me to flex what?”. Katie laughed and replied, “you know, like Kegels”. Cue awkward pause followed by awkward laughs. My response to her ”is this some sort of punishment for making obnoxious Kegel jokes last night?”. Nope, in fact Continue reading
As you probably know I’m currently nursing a bit of an ankle injury. Last time I updated I was waiting on pending x-ray results and heading off to my first physiotherapy appointment. So, I thought I’d give you all a little update on the ol’ ankle sprain.
The day after my last blog I received a call from my doctor, my x-ray was negative, meaning that there was no fracture and my sprain was just a regular eversion sprain, not the dreaded high ankle sprain that I had previously feared. Regular sprain = GOOD! She advised that I not run for at least a week and “take it easy” after that. *booo* And at this point she was going to turn over my care to my physiotherapist Steve.
My first visit with Steve at Vancouver Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic went really well. I haven’t been to physio in a number of years, I used to go regularly for the treatment of my left IT band issues, but haven’t been since I started running. Steve did a full work-up on me, starting with the basics and working towards my injury. The first thing he pointed out to me was my leg length discrepancy. Who knew I was lopsided? Certainly not me! Turns out my right leg is just over a cm shorter than my left leg, which in turn explains why I’ve had IT band issues for so long, my left leg is literally in a micro-squat ALL THE TIME to try to get down to the length of my right leg. Anyways, back to my ankle. My physio Continue reading
Cycling is something that I’ve been really wanting to get into over the past few years, I don’t know if it’s the investment of a bike that’s been holding me back or just simply the free time to get out and do it. Either way, I finally got my little booty on a speedy Cannondale and hit the road this past weekend!
Now, before any of you use your “jump to conclusions” mat, no, I did not go and drop a couple G’s on a bike (not yet anyways), I’m lucky enough to have some cyclists in my family. My brother, who is one of the biggest bike nerds I know, owns a couple sweet bikes and his wife who also cycles, and who conveniently is also about my size, was kind enough to lend me her Cannondale for the day. Continue reading
I don’t know how I did it, but somehow I managed an average pace of 9:29 min/mile today on my 10 mile run, taking off an average of 35 seconds/mile from last weeks 10 mile run! I know those numbers don’t seem like a lot, but to me they are HUGE! Am I elated about this? HELL YES I am! Am I shocked? Yup. Am I hoping this is the beginning of something good? Absolutely!
My morning got off to a sloth-like, sluggish Continue reading
Extremely frightened and incredibly excited don’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling right now. Last night as I swirled some pinot noir around in my oversized wine glass I really got thinking about signing up for the Portland Marathon…so I did just that!
As you may or may not know, I’ve only been running since April 2010. My initial goal was to complete a half marathon by the time I turned 30 (Dec 2010), and I did in fact meet that goal, I actually surprised myself and surpassed it by completing two half marathons (The Disneyland half (bliss) and The Malibu half (nightmare)) and I also participated in a 100 km relay. In my over-ambitious mind, that doesn’t always take into account my already-ridiculous schedule, the natural next step was to start considering doing