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 [...]

AF Canyon Run Against Cancer Half- Marathon

A couple of weeks ago when I met with doctors to discuss treatment for my knee, the question was when should I start? Initially I wanted to start immediately, but when I was informed I would need to avoid running for a while, I opted to delay the procedure. I knew I had the AF [...]

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. [...]

Running with Heart

Happy Memorial Day- or if you're a little old fashioned, "Decoration Day." Normally every Memorial Day, we opt to run a 5k as a family to honor those who've faithfully served our country and even made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms. Runtastic events hosts the Run of Remembrance, a local 5k or 10k race [...]

The Good-old Days 🚣🏻‍♂️

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 [...]

Time for Change

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 [...]

Mother’s Day Recovery 🤦🏽‍♀️

Today's run was supposed to be an easy recovery run after Saturday's half-marathon. My entire body aches, including muscles that don't ever normally ache after a race. I really needed a recovery run today and probably should've taken the day off. 😜 I headed out this morning with stiff, heavy legs and a full mind, [...]

May Day 💐🌞🌸

Sometimes while running, you just gotta stop and smell the beautiful spring flowers. 😍 Today was a nice easy run before full body weights. Lifting after a longer-run gives me ample opportunity to reflect on what it really means to finish strong. 🏋🏾‍♂️ If I tell myself I'm tired, and my task is hard, my [...]