After 6 days of no-impact exercising, (swimming and walking) today I was finally allowed to hop on a bike. Even though the doc hasn't cleared me for actual road biking, indoor cycling combined with technology has come a long way. In 5 days the iconic Tour De France begins. The indoor road bike at my [...]
Did you know the knee is the most commonly injured joint in the body? Because injury can be miserable and expensive, prevention is ideal. A strong core, glutes and hip flexors help take pressure off knee joints and assist with injury recovery. Even simple body weight exercises can make a big difference. Above all, consistency [...]
After a 30 day hiatus- today's run was filled with gratitude. While I can't change the past or my current situation, I can move forward with hard work and positivity. Each day is a gift. Here's to a Happy Monday and great week.
I’ve had a couple of days to process the information the doctor provided when we met to discuss my knee pain and resulting MRI. I now find myself somewhere between a rock and a hard place. In order to understand the complexity of my exercise choices and decisions, let me briefly go back 22 years. [...]
Today while rowing, I had some one ask me about my rowing form. He'd been sitting next to me for about 15 minutes when he finished his workout and questioned me about why I lean back while rowing. I mentioned that my college rowing coach drilled us over and over about proper form and technique [...]
Do you remember what you were you doing 23 years ago? I was a single college student trying to figure out life, and on the women's rowing team at Wichita State University. While I'm still trying to figure out life and have gained a hubby and 5 kids, rowing has once again come front and [...]
It was once said that the only constant in life is change. Sometimes we have an opportunity to anticipate an upcoming change, but more often than not, change just shows up one day and the adjustment process begins. About a month ago I was running near my home and enjoying a beautiful spring day. I [...]