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
Hey guys! This is just a quick little picture update, I’m busy packing my bags for a little getaway, but will be sure to elaborate on the photos that I’m posting when I get back to Vancouver! Today I had my 2nd and EXTREMELY painful ASTYM treatment to my entire right leg, from the tip of my toes up to my hip. Below you’ll find the result of todays treatment…think I can still pull off my cute sundress this weekend while sporting these?
Have a great weekend everyone and happy running!
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
So as you may know, my journey to the San Francisco half marathon has come to a screeching halt. Whoa, EEEECHH, Emergency brake pulled, parachute opened, the director has called “cut”! Okay, okay, perhaps I’m being a little on the dramatic side, so here’s what’s actually going down.
Four days ago I decided to go out for a trail run and enjoy some of BC’s beautiful outdoors, in doing so I managed to take an unlucky step, a split-second decision to step here instead of there and I rolled the crap out of my right ankle. I thought “oh shit”, realized I was “okay” and then carried on. It hurt, but it definitely wasn’t enough to keep me from finishing the run I had set out on.
The day after my injury. I woke up with my post-Canada-day-maple-syrup hangover and did a quick check of my ankle. It felt pretty good. A little sore, a little achey, but nothing to keep me from going out on my scheduled Saturday training run. I popped a few Advil and was out the door. During my run I could tell I was favoring my injured ankle slightly, but I pushed through regardless. Continue reading
As much as it pains me (emotionally, not literally) it’s that time again…yes, it’s time to put away all my pretty, sexy high heels and stilettos and pull out all my flats (aka boring shoes).
As you girls know, frequent wearing of those leg-elongating, slimming, flirty shoes have some negative long-term effects on our bodies. These include the shortening of our Achilles tendons which results in Achilles tendonitis and the formation of bunions. Lucky, lucky me, I have a little of both…booo! Continue reading
Queue my not-so-cute feet—>
Okay, okay…they aren’t THAT bad, not yet anyways. My sister-in-law has told me stories of her and her sister having bleeding feet, blisters and toenails falling off after vigorous bouts of training for the Ironman Continue reading