My most pinned post on Pinterest

Wow, yesterdays mini goals post may have worked.  I checked a couple things off it already.  I went for a run, made a real meal {taco soup} + strength trained.  Boom!
I notice when I take a couple days off form running, it’s hard to find the motivation to get back out there.  The best way to get over this is to just freaking run.  Don’t think about it, lace up your kicks and head out the door.

It was warm out, I was definitely looking for the shady spots, but it was beautiful per usual.  Yesterdays halfway point.

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I really wanted to take it easy and enjoy the run so I rocked my Wave Riders.  Then got scolded by a reader for not choosing the Wave Hitogamis.  Ha!  Don’t you worry, I will make up for it by running in them next time.  Pinky promise.  Smile

Can you believe trees are already in bloom in January?  This is crazy talk.

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Post 4 easy, relaxing miles, I did a round of strength training + foam rolling.

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My torture devices of choice are the Trigger Point foam roller + green band my PT ninja prescribed.  I have a love/hate relationship with all 3.  Punks.

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My most pinned post on Pinterest is Hip Strengthening exercises Jeff makes me do.  You can find out how I use the band and some other cool exercises there too.

My PT ninja prescribed all them.  They are how I overcame an injury and continue to run injury free.  Fingers crossed.

And a little something to think about…

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Have you ever dealt with injuries?

If so, what did you do to overcome it/them?

Folks who foam roll, please share your tips!

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16 Comments on “My most pinned post on Pinterest

  1. Mike and R just got that same roller…I have never rolled – so i don’t have that love/hate relationship yet…but with the milage I am hoping to obtain this year…I think I propably need to start rolling

  2. I have that post bookmarked because you give some great exercises! I’ve dealt with an IT band injury that is finally getting better, thankfully. Just in time for training for spring races! I have that same foam roller and really like rolling out my inner thighs. Feels so good!

  3. Injuries suck. I went to PT and basically learned I need to strengthen my hips and thighs. I did the exercises and got through my marathon. Now, I have been majorly slacking though. Not good! I have to do that and stretch to be a stronger runner 🙂 and prevent injures. oiye. i do not want to be laid up with injuries again

    I saw trees in bloom over here too! kinda unnerves me. where’s our needed winter? 🙁

  4. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to scold you 🙂 I’m just so excited to hear about those Wave Hitogami. 🙂
    OHH Trigger point roller good stuff errr bad stuff. I, like you, don’t know what to call it. I have all kinds of tools depending on the body part needing attention. Foam roller, TP Quad Roller, TP massage ball, The Stick. My favorite is to use the TP massage ball for my Psoas. It is the only thing I can do to release it. 🙂

    • No worries about the scolding – you actually made me laugh!
      Do you have a post about all of your torture devices? I’d love to read about them.

  5. Funny. ..I think that is the post that lead me to your blog 🙂 is the only blog I read actually! I’m a PT… Only my patients don’t call me a ninja… More like physical torturist. They have a love hate relationship with me! I love the foam roller for thoracic extension, it feels amazing and help with better posture which helps with better breathing while running. .. win, win!

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