Category Archives: Injury Recovery

Training Tip Tuesday: Don’t Just Foam Roll… #Rollga Instead!

Training Tip Tuesday: Don't Just Foam Roll. #Rollga Instead!

Since when did running become so labor intensive? There used to be a time when I could wake up and run. There was zero preparation needed. In fact, if I slept in my running clothes, I literally could just roll out of my bed and out the door.

These days, however, I find myself rolling out of bed to roll! In fact, I’m rolling before I roll into bed as well. I’m not exactly sure when this all became a part of my daily routine. Was it at 49? 50? 51? Whichever…it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that if I don’t roll, I don’t run.

And The Definition Of Insanity Is…

I’m beginning to believe more and more that I’m allergic to winter. I’m not sure why I struggle so much with everything from my training, to my weight, to the constant fatigue, and my psychotic behavior from January to May, with no other logical explanation than it is a seasonal allergy of the worst kind.

A Lesson In Abstinence

Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor. I am NOT a nutritionist. I am an athlete and a runner. And I like to look good and feel good. All of this information in these blog posts comes from my own personal experiences. It has worked for me. Consult your own physician before attempting any major life changes. Educate yourself first and foremost.

This is a 3-part blog post. Find part 1 here. Find part 3 here.

7 days. 7 whole days. Maybe that was pushing the gamit. But I decided to give it a try.

The Running Slump.

Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor. I am NOT a nutritionist. I am an athlete and a runner. And I like to look good and feel good. All of this information in these blog posts comes from my own personal experiences. It has worked for me. Consult your own physician before attempting any major life changes. Educate yourself first and foremost.

This is a 3-part blog post. Find part 2 here. Find part 3 here.

“You’re in a slump,” Ms. Demos said to me, about 3 weeks into our track and field season some 30+ years ago.

My January Thaw.

It’s a not so aptly named blog post title, I know. In fact, we are deep in the thick of winter. The temperatures haven’t even gotten close to zero the past 5 days. We aren’t even close to any type of thaw, but for me personally, it is has been just that. I’m thawing out. I’m learning to cut loose a little bit. I’m trying not to be so anal about my running.