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Race Report: I'll never be your Beast of Burden

I didn’t feel quite right warming up, and by mile 35, I was really struggling.

But as I pulled into Lockport, New York, I didn’t know this was going to happen.   2,158 more words


Clarified PiriStretcherreg for Piriformis Stretching

Regularly, a common source of piriformis syndrome is having tight adductor muscles (inside your thigh). An alternative purported cause for piriformis syndrome is stiffness, or hypo mobility, of the sacroiliac joints. 169 more words

The Secret to Sciatic Pain

Sciatica is a complex problem that many of us have either experienced, or know someone that has.  “Sciatic pain” however, is not just one problem but an umbrella term used to describe many different problems that cause the sensation of nerve pain in the area of the body controlled by the sciatic nerve. 382 more words


Little Hip Action

One of the most important parts of your body, especially for runners is the hips and it’s most often the most neglected. I fully attribute my back issues to a misalignment and/or lack of strength in my hips. 643 more words


Piriformis Muscle

I encountered a person who is suffering from an inflamed Piriformis muscle so I decided to do some research on this muscle.  She is a pharmacist and spends most of her time at work in a seated position which may contribute to her dilemma.   61 more words


Worse than Labor

Today’s Workout:
The Plan: 45 Minutes Strength
The Actual: Full Rest – see below :-(

I have a high tolerance for pain.  Like REALLY high.  Case in point, when the nurse teaching my sister’s birthing class said that any woman who goes natural AND has pitocin should have “BAD ASS” tattooed across her forehead, she simply turned to my brother-in-law, smirked, and said, “Yea, that was my sister.”  When she retold this story to me, I laughed and then said, “It really wasn’t that bad other than the last 20 minutes.   523 more words


Stretching is hard

I am starting the week feeling refreshed and ready for an exciting week ahead! I love when I have plans scheduled for nearly every evening of the work week! 371 more words