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April 19, 2020

Virtual Gait Analysis

Ok blog friends — let’s talk about the “first steps” (pun completely intended) that I’ve needed to take this week in order to start developing a relationship with my new running coach, and to identify the technical aspects of my run that I need to work on. Enter: the Virtual Gait Analysis. First, a clarification. My new coach is local, however, our team, and the […]

April 19, 2020

Breakfast Obsessions

So really quick, this morning’s workout, and then on to a fun recipe: Workout I mistakingly did not set an alarm today, because usually, I (by that I mean, the dogs) are up before 6 a.m. Today, I accidentally pretended that I didn’t hear them so that Steven would get up and let them out, and then I accidentally slept until 6:30 am! At that […]

April 19, 2020

First Session with Coach!

I am SO excited, tonight is my first session with my coach, Susan! All of my Virtual Gait Analysis (VGA) material FINALLY went through properly, and I heard from Dr. Strecker and Coach Al yesterday that my full analysis should be done within a week. Once they’ve finished with the analysis on their end, we’ll schedule a Skype call to discuss the results. I.can.not.wait. Both Susan and […]

April 19, 2020

Machinery

Well, Susan is going to turn me into a machine. That’s all. But really. We started going over some select PAP Level 1 exercises prescribed by Dr. Strecker. These exercises would NOT be impressive in a weight room. Honestly, it looks like you’re doing absolutely nothing. Except that in reality, what you’re doing is SO EPICLY DIFFICULT internally, you can barely breathe and you can […]

April 19, 2020

I Love This Town.

Once again, the kindness of the people who live in my amazing town never ceases to amaze me. Yesterday, I was contacted on Facebook by yet another fellow runner in Cookeville: “I hear you’re looking for a dedicated running group. You just found it.” This amazing squadron of runners meets at 5 a.m. just about every morning at the local YMCA to run together. Sometimes, […]

April 19, 2020

Graduation.

I have met so many amazing people since I moved to Cookeville, but there is one student-athlete in particular who I will remember and cherish for the rest of my life. I first met this football player back in the spring of 2012. I was told that he was very quiet but incredibly hardworking. That summer, he proved this to me as my work-study student. […]

April 19, 2020

Mother’s Day.

This morning, I joined my new running group for an EARLY 5 a.m. run. While I am an early riser, usually 5 a.m. is my WAKE UP time, not my “start running” time. However, I’m not opposed to earlier starts, and today I just really needed some company to help clear my head and motivate me through a workout. It was tough to open my […]

April 19, 2020

40 miles in 24 hours.

Hey gang, what’s shakin’? Not much around here — I just woke up for a 2-hour nap and ate some Arctic Zero ice cream. Ice cream at 10 a.m., you ask? Yes. Ice cream at 10 a.m. In full disclosure, this is fat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, ice cream that only costs you 150 calories per pint. You can read more about it here. I’ve had […]

April 19, 2020

The Flock

Ok friends, this blog post is several days overdue because this remarkable occurrence happened last week, I just haven’t had time to do my due diligence and actually blog about it. SO, I am officially a member of the Oiselle Flock!! If you have absolutely no clue what this means, WELL. You are clearly not as running-obsessed as I am. Allow me to enlighten you. […]

April 19, 2020

Low Temps = High Mileage

Hey all! It’s been a fabulous few days of running, minus one tiny detail — I’ve had to bust out the mittens. It’s that time of year. 47 degrees on Tuesday morning? Not.my.style.at.all. Of course, the rest of the group is loving it, but NOT me. I actually wore a down jacket to the Y on Tuesday morning to try and lock some heat in […]