We are fortunate to be deeply ingrained in the running community with most of our friends being runners who travel the country to try new events and who love to share their accomplishments. From Boston, New York, Big Sur and beyond, runners are like fishermen who make the big catch. Along with the big catch comes the exciting story of how it happened. Most runners have a story.
Archive for March, 2011
Nothing replaces educating yourself and understanding your own body/feet mechanics. Armed with this information you will be able to make the best decision as to the running shoe that is right for your foot type. This knowledge can also be useful if (hopefully never) you ever need to trouble-shoot your running injuries.
Simple Method to Determine your Foot Type
Well, most of you have heard the term “pronation”. Pronation refers to the foot’s rotational movement . Simply put, you will either underpronate (supinate), overpronate or not pronate at all. To get an idea of which category you fall into – take the water test. Dip your foot in water and step on something dry. This allows you to see the shape of your footprint in the watermark. From your footprint you should see one of the following pictures: Read the rest of this post
What is a P90X Review Doing on a Running Website?
You might wonder why I have written a P90X review for my running website. I know, I know, as runners we generally aren’t concerned with working out to x-training DVD’s. Firstly, it means that we are not running and secondly, it means that we are exercising indoors. Pardon me and congrats to those runners who are more diligent in their x-training efforts. But for those runners that aren’t, please listen when I say that every runner can benefit from these DVD workout routines.
Let me explain how I became hooked. Read the rest of this post
If you have followed my blog, you will have heard about my 3 children. At the time of writing, they are aged 13, 14 and 21 and I have been a runner for 20 years. Do the math and that means that I have run, competed in triathlons and marathons all the while I was raising my children. Somewhere along the way, my children turned into running kids.
Many runner/triathlon friends of mine have come to me asking advise on “how do you get your workouts in with your kids at home?” And I love telling them all the creative methods that I have sought out in the past in order to run, bike or swim. Instead of finding a babysitter, I always tried to have my kids somehow involved in what I was doing. Read the rest of this post
Update: Read about how I successfully cured my plantar fasciitis
My running has been on hold for over six months now. I have been living with Plantar Fasciitis and although, at times it is painful, I am starting to have good days when I think the plantar fasciitis is getting better. But then, for some apparent reason, the pain and burning flares up again. I have tried so many recommended remedies to treat plantar fasciitis and many were to no avail. My story hasn’t changed – I still can’t run. The persistence of the heel pain has been a major frustration for me, but have I ever learned a lot and the road to recovery is now starting.
It was very difficult to filter through the mounds of information that is available on how to treat plantar fasciitis. I tried. And, if you are also suffering from plantar fasciitis, then let me share with you what I have learned from my research and mistakes.