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When Life Gives You Lemons

I've been really enjoying my down time but I had planned on getting back into the swing of things this weekend.  That was until my body had other plans.  

Last Friday I emailed my chiro / ART guy to fill him in on how Lake Placid went and to say Thank You. I said something like "Since I won't need to come in and see you any time soon...." yada yada yada. The following Monday, I was back in his...

Monday Musings: Dr. Google & The Notorious Niggle + some NEWS!

Oh hi!

It's been a couple of weeks since I've done a Monday Musings but I'm back! It hasn't been a totally action packed week but there have been a few things that have happened over the last couple of weeks that I haven't actually written about. I've been horrible at updating my Facebook page with anything as of late, probably because I'm spending more time on Instagram stories. I have to get...

May Runfessions

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen this post yesterday.  I figured it was time to Runfess, so I'm linking up with Marcia's Healthy Slice for some Runfessions.

What do I have to runfess about this month?

Well.......

Running and I are currently not really getting along and I suspect it's because I've neglected my strength and physio work these past two months. I'm all over my athletes...

Starting Over: My Relationship with Running

Oh hey, it's slacker blogger Coach PK coming at ya.  I'm epically failing at this regular blogging thing these days.

First off, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your support, comments & notes in regards to last weeks post. I am very excited for the changes ahead. I'm not going to lie, I'm scared as well. I am a creature of habit that is used to routine so this will be a big adjustment for...

Life

Well, I know I had vowed to post more often and I still have a draft folder full of half started posts but my brain can't seem to follow through with much these days, so here we go with another rambling post.....

Let me catch you up on "Life".

First off all, I just want to say that I never want to move ever again. The next move I make will be in a pine box. Seriously. Moving is the WORST thing ever....

Farewell Summer + Moving On

Hi!

I'm BACK!

Stage one of Operation Florida is done. Last Saturday we said goodbye to the home we lovingly rebuilt just over 4 years ago. We had spent a total of 12 years in that house. To say that we're going to miss it, would be an understatement. I had a really tough day. I would burst in to tears at the drop of a hat. I'm still a little emotional when people ask how the move went (it went...

The Mystery Continues

Hi hi hi hi....

I'm still alive and somewhat kicking.  With my good leg anyway, ha ha.

I've had a few people message me asking me how I'm doing, what did the Doc say, etc. Well, the ultrasound showed NOTHING. Nada. Zilch. That's not to say that there isn't anything there. Dr. Galea said he thinks something is there, we just have to find it. So, I'm now going for an MRI. He suspects that there might...

Checking Out

Last week I was so hopeful that I still might be able to toe the line at Tremblant. I'm not sure what happened this week, but a switch flipped. I'm chalking it up to feeling not quite like myself. I've felt very overwhelmed these last couple of weeks, mostly due to work and some family issues. Last week, I had contemplated doing the swim / bike at Woodstock this weekend but by the middle of the...

Where It's At: An Update + A Weekly Wrap

Heyyyyy....

I'm still alive.  This has been a very strange and emotional two weeks.  I went from going a million miles an hour to a dead stop at work, which is nice as I feel like I can breathe again.  Things were starting to feel like they were getting a little out of control so to have some calm back in my life is a good thing.

To add to the strange and emotional vibe, last week, it was announced...

Re-Evaluating Goals

Happy Friday!  It's especially happy for me as I am off.  I still have some work to do but I get to do it from the comfort of my own home.  WOOHOO!

I wish I was able to report some good news on the injury front but things are still the same as they were last week. I was hopeful that my ART and acupuncture appointment on Monday would have sorted things out once and for all but it did not. I'm able...

#OperationTop5 - Week 19: Hanging on by a Thread

What a week.  I thought I was off the emotional roller coaster but apparently not.  I'm in a much better head space than I was last week but I still think I have a ways to go.   This week started off ok then went downhill but quickly got better.

The body really is an amazing thing. This time last week I was still uncertain as to whether or not I'd be able to do anything other than swim. Even early...

#OperationTop5 Week 18: The Roller Coaster Ride

It's amazing what a difference a week can make. On Monday I was thinking that my season was over and that I wouldn't be able to do anything except swim for the next few months. I left my appointment with Lauren in tears because I was so uncertain. She reassured me that I would be fine but I went down that dark hole of self pity. By Wednesday I was starting to feel better about things, especially...