IG Photos of the Week!

I am still a long ways from running as rehab continues. Feeling stronger but not by any means ready to take on the roads and trails (and this no photos as a result). However, I still find a good photo from time to time to share on my IG account so here is the top…

Less stress = less pain?

Happiness does not depend on any external conditions… it is governed by our mental attitude. — Dale Carnegie #thinkingpositive in 2017 is my goal this year. Negative feelings will not be permitted and only positive thoughts and the accompanying attitude, will be permitted within my life this year. I am a strong believer in the…

Monday Musings…Sticking to the Plan

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy             – Saadi I don’t consider myself an overly religious person but I do make my way to church more often than not on Sunday mornings with the family. When I get in, I kneel down, say a few prayers…

Gear Review: Comfortably Compressed

Over the past month, my running life has been “on hold” as I rehab from…well, unsure specifically of the problem because I could make a case for a hamstring issue, a calf strain or even issues with my back as a result of the work that has been ongoing at PT. During this same time…

6 for Saturday : All About Risk Management

Take care of your body… it’s the only place you have to live.          — Jim Rohn I am what you call a “cautious risk taker.” What is such a person? Well I am not afraid to take risks but I only do so when I have prepared myself for the said…

PT Tidbits…The Dry Needle

Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal         — Don Shula Don Shula was correct when he said that you basically cannot “revel in one’s own successes” forever because someone is always gunning for you. And failure is anything but “fatal” because lessons learned from such failings so one can learn…

Improvement but more work to be done!

Quick update: still in rehab mode with another appointment today. Thinking that this could be a blessing in disguise because I have been spending much of my time on a bike and lifting weights building up my core! Even with a ton of Girl Scout cookies in my system, I am dropping weight which is…

5 for Friday: What I learned this (last week)

The capacity to learn is a gift… the ability to learn is a skill… the willingness to learn is a choice!       — Brian Herbert  As I started to type the 5 for Friday last Thursday night, I realized that my “material” for  this blog, was dwindling – material would be pictures, lessons…

PT Tidbits…the first day!

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.”                        — Colin Powell Today was my first official visit with the PT (Monday was an eval) and I came away with some great information as it relates to my knee,…

All about Progress (to better health)

I might be a work in progress but everyday I get a little bit wiser, a little bit better and a little bit stronger.        –Unknown  Coaching young kids is all about progression. For hockey, it is walking on ice with skates before pushing off. Then pushing off with balance before really skating….

Monday Musings: Off to PT

Run when you can… walk if you have too… crawl if you must… just never give up!        — Dean Karnazes So on Friday, I shared with you how to deal with Limbo. Well today “limbo” for me will sort of be over (and I will be onto the next “stretch” as it…

5 for Friday: Limbo

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns OR rejoice because thorn bushes have roses             — Abraham Lincoln I have proclaimed more than a few times over the past month that I will be “Thinking Positive in 2017!” No matter what happens to me, I will remain positive this…