Motivation Monday

Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change and actually doing something about any situation you don't like. Everyone has a turning point, but only you can decide if you're ready to change. These pictures were taken exactly 8 years years apart and feature my oldest and youngest child at the [...]

Treatment Tuesday Prep Run

Knowing I will be exclusively cross-training for a while, I opted to get up early and get my day started off right. My muscles were still sore from Saturday's race but the low mileage, slow pace and relatively flat course felt good on the knee. Today brings PRP treatment #1 and the start of my [...]

Wednesday PSA

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 [...]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place…

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. [...]

Inner Dialogue

On Friday, the doctor finally called me back with my MRI results and news I really wasn't prepared to hear. It was his professional opinion that I should "strongly reconsider running." My first thought was, "what? He can't be serious?" Immediately I started asking questions and was quickly told to schedule another appointment so we [...]

Girls on the Run 5k

In early March, my daughter asked if she could participate in a running program she'd heard about at school but couldn't remember the name. Intrigued, I hopped on Google and together we searched girls running programs. The first site offered was a non-profit organization called Girls on the Run, and my daughter confirmed that was the [...]