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Using An App To Help Me Stay On Path

Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

When Setbacks Interrupt Training And Goals

Oh where to begin..... there is so much that I want to say and yet I can't get my thoughts organized. I guess that's what happens when it's been so long since I've written. I haven't forgot you .... the truth is that I haven't found the exact answer as to how to do it all. Being out of my normal schedule hasn't helped, and finding the time to fit it all in is still a process. But here goes.....

Happy To Get In Some Intervals

Ice has been my friend along with massaging the piriformis. Am I pain free? Not yet. But this week I’ve been power walking. I wanted to run a mile, but PT said no. I was able to incorporate some short slow run intervals with my power walk.

I'm holding off on all upper body work until I see how things work out with running.

So today was my 2nd time to incorporate some slow interval runs. I actually downloaded a timer on my phone (although my Garmin forerunner 35 has an interval setting).

The Roll Recovery R3

I have been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are mine and honest in nature.

Well guess what? In addition to my hip injury, my good ole planter fasciitis has decided to say hello again. Am I just completely falling apart? Thankfully I recognized the signs, caught it early, and started rolling rolling rolling as soon as I felt the familiar pain. I also started wearing a night split for a few nights to stretch it out.

But I received the Roll Recovery R3 for an honest review. At first I was skeptical about giving it a try. I mean, seriously, what can this roller do for me that other rollers or devices aren't?

Pain Returns And I'm Back To Physical Therapy

Well that didn't take long.... and no I didn't ramp up my mileage too soon. I increased gradually. In fact, I think the most mileage that I wracked up in one week was maybe 12 or 13 miles for the month of May? And that's the total for the week.

One thing that I did do possibly wrong was that I increased my pace. I may have done that too much too soon. It was after the faster runs and the upper body work that I felt the injury returning. I'm not sure that it ever totally went away, but I did feel it more after this.

The Hershey 5K Color Run FLASH Giveaway!

I was given a free entry for the Hershey 5K Color Run on June 17, but I'm unable to run. I had a conflict with the date.

The good news is that that means one of YOU can win my entry. Please only enter if you are local or if you are willing to travel to Hershey. You can read more about the event here (

The giveaway closes mid-afternoon June 10th. So get those entries in NOW.

Good luck!


And to register for the race click here.

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