Archive for the Tag 'injury'

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20 Years of Running; First Dog Bite

I’ve been running for about 20 years now and for the first time ever was bit by a dog…Now I wasn’t chased or mauled by the dog…but rather quickly and suddently bit (not a small bite).  So my post is more of a “be aware” note and advice on what to do just in case […]

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No Gravity Running?! Testing Out the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

I’ve been super lucky the past ten years or so…avoiding injury and any major aches and pains. I’ve chalked it up to taking off when I feel the need to, stretching a lot, sleeping even more and keeping my body strong. However, that all changed two weeks ago when I felt a pain in my […]

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The Dreaded Shin Splits!

In running and coaching, you hear it a lot. My shins are hurting! In fact this past year my fellow coach and I heard more times than not. Most of the kids experience it because of increasing their distance too fast, not doing enough summer running to build up their bones and muscle in the […]

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Psoas, what?

Check out my new article appearing on the Examiner.com. And thanks to fellow South Florida Runs runner and friend Andy Zircher for the idea to write about psoas. Andy Zircher, a West Palm Beach resident and international business professional, admits as of late he’s been spending the majority of his time at work standing rather […]

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Jobs with benefits

I have to say, I am one lucky girl. As many of you know, I fell to a foot injury nearly two months ago and have spent the summer dealing with the pain of this issue. I had to take off nearly two months of running…killing my summer training before the high school cross country […]

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Custom-Fitted Orthotics: Why You Need Them

Last week I picked up my first pair of orthotics ever from Dr. David Rudnick at the Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation Institute in Boynton Beach. As I’ve said before, I never had any aches or pains in high school so never really considered using them. However, with a recent string of injuries (knee, foot, etc.), […]

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Plantar Fasciitis: What it is and what to do if you get it?

After a strong week of running consistently, long distance and at a good pace, I woke up Sunday morning with severe and uncomfortable pain in the arch of my right foot. My Saturday morning run went fine and nothing seemed to bother the foot the remainder of the day…so I was confused with the sudden […]

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Wait…You Want Me To Take Time Off?!

Yes! It’s a shocking but truly critical part of training and running. You must take time off! Now, I’m not preaching for anyone to take off every other day or every weekend – and still expect to improve their running…but I am saying that moderation is important and therefore rest is a critical part of […]

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The Dreaded (And Too Common) Shin Splints

Wondering what  the most common injury that I see these days on our high school running team? Shin splints! Almost everyone goes through them at some point – some much worse than others and some facing the pain for a much longer time period than others. The “shin splint” has also, a result, become the […]

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Injured? Try Pool Running!

Unfortunately with running sometimes comes injury. This is probably more prevalent in areas like South Florida where there is little trail (or soft) running and primarily concrete sidewalks – where the pounding on your joints is heavy. It takes a definite toll on the body, the bones, tendons, joints, muscles, etc. I can recall in […]