Sports injuries are a very real and very serious impairment that can be disguised as something else. A couple years ago I was training for a marathon (26.2 miles). Even though I had trained for a marathon before, I had it in my head that I wanted to be the strongest runner I could be going into the marathon. My personal training scheduled included 4 days of heavy lifting plus 4-5 days of running. When you
For those of you who either know of someone or are someone who can’t start or finish your day without exercising, this article is for you!
Recently, I had a meeting about which day of the week would work best to be a running coach for individuals who want to train for a half marathon, 13.1 miles. While we were discussing days, times, and the look of a training program a devoted runner stopped by to say “hello” and introduce himself. Unto me, this
It was Saturday morning and all I wanted to do was sleep in. Without fail, however, my alarm wakes me up at 5:45am, 5:52am, and once again at 6am. I go through the mental battle once again to do a long, 18 mile run. Even thought I would love to sleep in, this time is different. I am back in Chicago, where I once use to live, to run amongst other Chicago Marathon trainees. As I start
It’s Wednesday morning and my alarm is buzzing me awake at 5:45 AM. I roll over, awakened from my slumber, and push snooze. Eight short minutes later the alarm buzzes me awake once again. With eyes slightly open I lay in bed having an internal battle on whether I should wake up to run 4, 6, 8 miles or go back to sleep. The decision that drives me to get out of bed for a morning run is the decision that has kept me