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  • Mid-Week Check-In + Dealing with the Emotional Side of Running Injuries

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    I apologize if any of you were unable to access my blog this morning. It was down until around noon. My tech guru did his monthly updates and security checks late last night and apparently one of the WordPress plugin updates made my blog crash. He had to troubleshoot by going in one-by-one and activating [...]

  • 6 Ways to Deal with Calf Strain as a Runner + I Tried Dry Needling

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    The name of this post should really be, "I got dry needled and lived to tell about it." One of our teachers, Kari, is a physical therapist and has been doing quite a bit of dry needling at the clinic she manages lately. She has been encouraging me to try it for months now so [...]

  • #notrunning. And it feels good!

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    I ran five miles this afternoon. I'm pretty sure this was my longest run since April when I struggled through five miles and had to stop for walking breaks every mile. The difference was that today's run felt 100% perfect, empowering, relaxing and right. For so long a huge part of my identity was "runner." [...]

  • Focus On Mobility

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    I try really hard not to whine and complain on my blog. Especially when I am fighting a long-term battle with something. That said, I've been in an epic battle with my body over its willingness to run. If you've been reading for a while you have probably noticed how little running and racing I'm [...]

  • Follow The Feel Good

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    I traveled to Asheville this weekend to attend a workshop with David Williams at Asheville Yoga Center. Let's start with a quick background on David. In a nutshell, he brought ashtanga yoga to the United States and trained many of today's well-known teachers. David has practiced ashtanga daily since 1971 and he travels around the [...]

  • It’s Been A Year

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    Hello and happy Friday. This short week has kind of thrown me for a loop but I feel like I’ve definitely crammed five days’ worth of activities into four. Though my week has been busy, busy I cannot complain because it’s been full of really good things…that I’m looking forward to sharing with you soon. [...]

  • Fun and Un-Fun News

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    FUN NEWS Fun news #1: I'm teaching my first yoga class tomorrow!!! My supervisor at the Y asked if I would like to sub a class and I decided to go for it. At the Y, you just have to be in the process of getting your 200-hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) to teach so [...]