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
Date Of Event: November 27, 2011
Seattle is one of my favorite cities, not only is it incredibly beautiful but it’s also where some of my very best friends live; so how could I pass up an opportunity to run a half marathon in said city, with said friends?!
I registered for the Amica Seattle Half Marathon shortly after finishing the Vancouver BMO half in May. At that time, I was feeling great, in the best shape I’ve been in in a long time and ready to conquer the world. But as you all know, Continue reading
First off, a big ol’ apology for being so out of the loop lately. My ankle injury has really taken it’s toll on me and honestly it’s made staying motivated a real challenge. But enough of the boo-hooing, let’s get down to business!
So, a very loooong 14 weeks ago I made one silly little misstep *doh* while trail running that has now resulted in me being out of the game nearly 3 months! *ugh* During the time that I’ve been injured it’s definitely been an uphill battle, I’ve been in constant pain, my ankle puffs up like a blowfish from time to time, and some days it’s a struggle just to Continue reading
Date Of Event: July 31, 2011
Ever since I started to really run, the San Francisco Marathon was a clear choice for me. It’s no secret, San Francisco is by far one of my all time favorite cities and to have the privilege to run it was just something I had to take advantage of. A couple months back, just after the Vancouver BMO half I was feeling pretty good so I decided to sign up for the SF First Half Marathon. I knew I had my work cut out for me since 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