The Things I Struggle With During Injury Recovery

I've Been Absent Photo courtesy of Bitmoji ๐Ÿ™‚ I have found it hard to express everything I have been doing/feeling lately. It dawned on me that this is what I should right about. I haven't been unable to run for a bit.  I injured my left calf when I attempted to bolt out of the …

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Calf Strain, Compression Sleeves, and Recovery

The Chronicles of Half Marathon Training:ย  Calf Strain, Compression Sleeves and RecoveryThinking Face:ย  OnI've been all over the place lately.Physio, work, small runs and workouts.My motivation waxes and wanes, even though I have a half marathon coming up.I think a lot during my physio appointments.ย  Even when she is dry needling my calf, lol.ย  It …

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What The Heck Has Been Going On??? (Part 2)

Wellll......What we woke up to during Storm #1This past week on the East Coast of Canada has not been ideal.ย  While other parts of the country have actually been having a transition into Spring, we have had THIS. Snow snow and more snow :(After the Storm #1 (EC has the snow on the ground for …

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What The Heck Has Been Going On??? (Part 1)

Well, quite a bit.I am full on into physio and progressing. ย Which is good, it is keeping me focused!My after physio face:Back to work and feeling good now that I am using my brain again (high fives all around).BUT.....Yep, there is a but.I have been experiencing some discontinuation symptoms from my step down off the …

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Back at Work and Weaning Off My Meds

I am not talking post surgery meds.I am talking about my anti-depressants.With the advice of my physician, we did the Step Down Plan during my last visit.ย  We are both confident that I now have the ability to do so.ย  I know my triggers and have better coping skills than before and I am in …

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Lessons Learned as a Relatively Newb Runner

I've always learned things the hard way.And that also applies itself to running.ย  I'm stubborn too, which just adds to the problem, lol.I first started running when I was working with a personal trainer at the gym.ย ย It all started when one of the girls at my workplace started up a lunchtime run group.The first day …

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Physio and the "Franken-Knee"

Yesterday was my last maintenance visit...with my Physiotherapist and I was manipulated, I spinned (like spin class spinned to a hot sweaty mess) and was then poked.Behold, the Franken-Knee:We did acupuncture to bring down the swelling - it felt really weird (as usual) and part of me wanted to vomit when she manipulated them.....lol.ย  Good …

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