Pool Running

Before I could do the AlterG, I started pool running. I have decided to keep doing it when I go out of town since I have the access to a pool and I get tired of doing the elliptical every day. When I was first told I  that I could go pool running, I was thrilled. The word run was in my exercise routine again. Turns out, it’s not quite the same. I much prefer the AlterG, but pool running still has it’s benefits. I had no idea what to do, so I googled. There were a few tips and blog...

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Kinda Running…

WEEK 15 post op!! It was a big week. THE appointment week. Since I am traveling almost every week for work, I get to use a pool to run. Probably the only nice thing, aside from hotel points, about traveling for work (and seeing blogger friends, too). I was able to pool run three times while in middle-of-nowhere TN. Monday: Pool Running 5 minute w/u, 6 x 2:30 (30 second slow btw each) 2 minute easy, 5 x 2:30 (3o second slow), 5 minute cool down Tuesday: 20 minutes bike, 40 minutes elliptical...

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2 Months Already

Last Tuesday was 8 weeks post surgery. Seems crazy to me, yet August seems SOOO far away. I know these post-op updates aren’t that exciting to read, but I want to be able to look back on how far I’ve come and give insight to anyone who may end up having this surgery. I had PT last Monday and Julie (PT) was impressed that I wasn’t really sore after a weekend of walking around at a festival. She thinks I’m progressing faster than normal, but that isn’t surprising...

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The Gift of Running

I have a confession: since my injury, I avoided reading all of my Runner’s World magazines. I didn’t feel like a runner, and I sure as hell didn’t want to read about happy running, faster running, running shoes, and really, anything running related. I was bitter. Since I have started to feel better and I am slowly adding cardio back into my life, I decided to pick up February’s magazine. I found a short article about surviving a break from the sport you love and coming...

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The Doc thinks I’m Hilarious

I had my 6 (really 7) week check up on Thursday. Somehow these last few weeks have flown by. Even Dr.Hyman thought it had been several months (I wish) since the surgery. Doc asked how I felt, and I said “Ready to run! Can I go tomorrow?” I was obviously kidding…but I did want to push the limits and see what all I could do.  He laughed and reminded me that even though I look okay and feel pretty good, there is a lot of healing going on inside my body. He tested me strength on...

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Hip Arthroscopy and the Labral Tear

After everything that happened with Boston, my surgery seemed so trivial. I wanted to wait a few more days to post.  Last Tuesday, my sister (and baby A) were fabulous and took me to the hospital at 5:45 am. Allison thought it was hilarious to see how much I hate needles and how freaked out I was by the IV.  I sat in a room for a while getting fluids and then was moved downstairs near surgery. She also thought I looked awful in my “surgery outfit” and good lawd I will agree. Yall...

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February Monthly Recap

It’s not as fun to do monthly recaps when you don’t run. Oh well. Here’s to February. Miles Planned/Actual: 100 something?/1. I had to put it in there. I ran a mile at PT and realized I wasn’t getting better. Cross Training Planned/Actual: No plan. Go when I can. I went to flywheel so much I earned a “free” shirt for points earned as well as my own spin shoes. That’s pretty cool. Races Planned/Actual: 1/0.  I should’ve PR’d at RNR Nola...

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