I found some deer footprints while out on my run today.
8.25 miles @ 7:58 average pace. It was pretty cold out but I chose to wear a vest instead of a running jacket. I would rather be underdressed and be a little cold while I am running than overdressed and hot. This does not apply to my hands though—> the hotter my hands are the better.
Bless my mom’s heart.
I just couldn’t do another treadmill run this morning and I needed to be outside so she hung out with the Brookers while I hit the road. When I came home they were hiding in the corner waiting for me to get home so they could jump out and scare me. Good thing Brooke’s giggling gave them away.
Then Brooke got to work on her Rachmaninoff piece. PS do you see the painting? My dad is quite the artist!
Rewind to first thing this morning:
Every waiting room should include massage chairs.
Back to seeing Dr. Bennett (Utah people, I highly recommend him and I am not just saying that… he has helped me a ton and here is his number in case you want it —>801-513-1078)!
My body doesn’t love marathon training and so he is going to be a big help during this training cycle to make sure I get to the starting line of Boston injury free and strong.
My right leg is always the leg that gives me problems—> The reason why= Leg Length Inequality (LLI). This can be caused because of structural reasons (like the picture below… a difference in the bones and anatomy from side to side) or because of functional reasons (the pelvis is held twisted by the muscles or a jammed joint).
Functional LLI is very common for runners (especially for women that have had kids)! Running on one side of the road all of the time when there is a slant in the road is a huge cause for this problem too. This has been the cause of most of my injuries over the years—> I can even start to tell when my left leg is a little longer than my right. My right hip has been letting me know that it is there over the last few days (I call this a hot spot—> not an injury but something to pay attention to) but a simple unjamming of the joint this morning by Dr. B and my body felt perfect on my run right after.
The normal lunch cooking going on. Sweet potato in the very back and in case you were wondering… Yes, the 1-2 sweet potatoes that I eat each day are in fact turning my skin orange. Worth it.
A proud mothering moment occurred when Brooke asked for MORE broccoli after she finished her first plate. It warmed my heart that was still pretty cold from running outside.
You can check out my latest article on Women’s Running about the things we can do when we aren’t running to help our running—> HERE!
This story made me really happy:
Dogs are the best.
What are the little things that you do outside of actually running to help you with your running?
Dog owners—> what are some awesome/funny/cool things that your dog does?
Any proud parenting moments to share?!
Anyone else have problems with Leg Length Inequality/Discrepancy? What injuries has it caused?