Thursday, March 18, 2010

Good news, bad news, great news, any news....?

It's been quite a while since my last post, and I've have to admit I've had a lot of ups and downs and was fearful of writing a post in fear I would sound crazy. Yes, I even started to believe I was going crazy after a while!

I started going to Spooner Physical Therapy in February and seeing Michelle, a therapist recommended to me by multiple friends who also suffered running injuries. She has been great. I've been doing a lot of single leg strength work there, which has made a huge difference in my running. Pretty much, I am weaker on my left side, and my left leg is always a little longer then my right leg, even after I am adjusted an manipulated to heck! I absolutely detest doing strength training, so seeing Michelle twice a week forces me to do it, and the benefits are worth giving up a couple hours a week. I've also been taking Regal Zyme, which is a combination of enzymes, antioxidents and nutrients that aid in the reduction of inflammation, as well as Chicken Collagen which also aids in just that. These products were recommended to me by a patient at the chiropractic office I work at, and have also really made huge difference in how I feel. Check out these products. I just love them. By the way... today I ran 90 minutes straight for the first time in over three months!!!

So on the training side, things are looking up. I am getting stronger, and now need to concentrate on getting in shape now that I am pain free. Time to get serious, but be careful at the same time and take good care of myself.

On a side note, I am getting married in three weeks!!! Things have been nuts, but I do have the best family and friends in the whole world. I can't wait to share pictures and stories from our special day. It is going to be just wonderful. They are even going to let our dog, Hannah, be in the wedding as the ring bearer! Two weeks ago I was home in Chicago for my wedding shower/bachelorette party, and this weekend I'm doing it all over again in Arizona! I am a little sad because I planned on doing the Bartlett Lake olympic triathlon on Sunday, but I honestly dont think I'll make it there after a bachelorette party on Saturday night. Well, everything happens for a reason, and maybe it's just not time for me to race yet. When August rolls around, I will be ready for Boulder 70.3! But for now, I'm going to have fun, get married, cheer my new hubby on at St. Geroge Ironman, enjoy my honeymoon in HAWAII (AHHH!) and then work my tail off to get FAST.

Till next time,