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Embracing The Changes In Life

Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

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If you've been around me, well anywhere near me, ok, if you know anyone who might even know me, then you probably know that I am coming back from a hamstring injury. It started last summer/fall and it has lasted a very long time.

I was finally able to start exercising again when I got a compression sleeve. I used it for recovery. But I needed something while running, and I bought some compression shorts. I also iced the area. Because of the compression, I was able to workout and keep the pain level minimal while allowing myself to heal. I wish I had known about the NatraCare ThermoActive Hot/Cold Compression Cuff last fall!

I love the concept. It's a cuff, with a velcro section that you can add the ice pack (or use heat), put it on your body and pump it to the desired compression. You can then remove the tubing if you need to be mobile etc.

In the instructions, there was a note to put a cloth between the ice pack and your skin. I thought my pants would be enough, but I soon realized that I needed an additional cloth. It got really cold. 

Like I said, I really wish I'd had this during the worst part of my injury! But I've used it since then on my thigh/hamstring. And the more I do leg weights, and as I move into doing more and more activities, I know that I will use it on my calves. You can even use it on  your arms. 

If you have a chronic condition, or injured, or even for acute uses, I suggested you check out NatraCure and their products. They have a wide variety of products to treat you from head to toe - seriously! Check them out. 

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