I don't know how to take a #restday! I was craving some vitamin sunshine and took a late morning run. I think yesterday's post-workout stretch has my quads sore today... Running did not loosen them up!
I signed up for the San Diego Half Marathon a while back and that means my training starts this month!
I’m easing back into running slowly by starting with walks around my neighborhood. The other night I walked around the lake and past this bridge, all lit up in Christmas lights.
Houston has some truly beautiful scenery at times and this bridge is my favorite spot on my running path. It gives me something to look forward to, and to savor, even when it’s cold or (most of the time) super hot outside.
Next up on my training plan is some much needed new shoes! I’ve worn @brooksrunning in the past and loved them but would love to know what brands you love and why!
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body and it craves stability. A great way to not only strengthen your shoulders but also add in some stability is with the overhead farmers walk. Once you're done with your overhead press set, simply keep those arms locked out and go for a walk. Sounds simple enough. However, everything from your grip, your shoulders, and even your core will be firing on all cylinders. Give it a try and let me know how it felt. #bestrongbemobile
Started my morning with 6am PSC at @Performance360_OB with Coach Nick (@nposton1992) working on my Hang Cleans, which tend to be one of my weaker lifts.
I had to get my miles in, so did a Soggy Sock Trot 5k, in the rain, through Crown Point Shores & Mission Bay afterwards. Why?
1. I was told by @danbearesh, @danikruger_ & @manicmelg that I can't say I'm weatherproof, unless I run in actual weather
2. And cos @brogangraham said I was soft for not running in the rain during last weeks PSC & staying inside on the Assault Bike instead
3. Because I like to go back to how it felt as a child to not give a fuck & just run happy, run free, splash in puddles & not care what people driving by might think.
3 304 days ago
Meet one of our runners:. Sarah!
I’ve been in Black Flag for a year.
I joined to start a healthier lifestyle for myself and to meet new friends.
I’m staying in Black Flag because I love being able to run with all the new friends I have made. I have also become more competitive with myself to become a better runner and Black Flag has helped me to keep reaching for new goals.
I am currently working towards running my first full marathon.
A week ago I couldn’t stand up without shooting pain and spasms in my back. This morning I crushed 6 miles before the rain started pouring. I have the best chiropractor and massage therapist in my circle and I made huge strides last week, but I couldn’t get back to running or OTF without making it worse. I am in the middle of a half marathon training cycle and needed to get back on track.
A friend recommended I see his sports medicine acupuncturist and I was willing to try anything. After 10 minutes, @ryanleelac knew exactly what was causing my spasms and I walked out of the office with full range of motion and no pain. He does it all.. acupuncture, massage, manual therapy and breathing exercises. I could write a whole post just on how the breathing exercises changed everything ❤️. He’s a magician and has amazing intuition. I saw him again this morning and those 6 miles I just ran were pain free. I’m so grateful and if anyone is looking for an acupuncturist in Southern California, especially if you are an athlete, he’s your guy. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
4.5 bike + 2.9 on trails then a bike home from Cowles. I’m re-thinking training schedules for Catalina in March and might start moving my longer runs to the middle of the week, which blows my mind after 15 years of doing 99% of my long runs on Saturday mornings. I think it might help shake up the idea that the runs take away from family time on the weekends and therefore feel rushed. #sandiegorunners#run#bike#trailrunning
Commute home from the nightclub! Wanted to get my running in before the rain later this week 😁🌦️
3 925 days ago
NEW BLOG POST - Road to 50k - Give Me My Ultra Title
So here we go again - Road to 50k. Except with only 5 weeks to the race, this is really more of a sprint to 50k than a long road. This is more me refusing to wallow in the defeat of a DNF. Failure is only failure if you accept a hard stop & in the story of my life, NO STOPS ARE HARD STOPS.
FULL BLOG AT LINK BELOW
Want to get your upper back and shoulders ready before a long flight? These Foot Elevated Windmills always do the trick to help you mobilize these areas, especially if you tend to get sticky in between those shoulder blades.
All you need is something to put your foot up on like a chair or your suitcase. Begin by putting your foot on the object and placing the hand from the same side of your body, on the inside of your leg. Use this hand to keep your front leg still.
Raise your opposite hand straight up to the ceiling and then rotate your torso bringing your arm all the way behind you, clipping your pocket.
Return to the starting position and bang out a few more.
Go really slow with these and feel all that stickiness melting away. #traveltips#travel#bestrongbemobile
"I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together." – Haruki Murakami
At the end of the day; whether it be a 5k, 10k, 15k, Half, Full Marathon or attempting an Ultra Marathon - I never go into a race knowing without a doubt that I'm going to finish. I go into each race with this desire & passion & drive TO FINISH - this need to complete something. And I think that's what continues to drive me to this day.
Photo = Black Mountain 10k on 11/24/2018