Monday, August 29, 2016

Where There is a Will, There is a Way: South Lakes 10K

The South Lakes 10K is one of my favorite local races, and it was on my race calendar "wish list" for this year. But my toe isn't ready yet, so I reluctantly accepted it wasn't going to happen this year.

Last week was tough as my timehop app kept showing me pictures from past years' races and my running friends planned for this year's race. Maybe there was a way to join the race after all?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

How to MacGyver SuperFeet

While I'm waiting for my newly-adjusted (pedorthist-informed!) orthotics to come back from the lab, I'm stuck in activity limbo. I have two pair of Naot sandals that I can wear without pain, and that's it. I can't even wear my running shoes, and for a while they were my go-to comfort shoe. 

It takes 2-3 weeks for the orthotics to come back, and then a week or more to adjust to them. I was feeling anxious about waiting all that time just to be able to go on a walk (much less a run) without hallux rigidus pain. Pedorthist Rachel to the rescue!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Pedorthist Consult for my Orthotics

If you've been following my blog, you know that I recently got custom orthotics to help manage hallux rigidus. The first pair wasn't quite right, and neither was the second. It was time to call in an orthotics expert - a pedorthist.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Outlook for Fall Races

Four months ago when I wrote "Adrift in a Sea of Races," I never imagined that I would still be drifting in the middle of August. But I am. Here is the likely outlook for the fall.

Monday, August 8, 2016

August 2016 StrideBox

The August 2016 StrideBox arrived in the mail today and it has something I've been really eager to try. Want to try StrideBox yourself? There is a $5 coupon code at the end of this post! Here's the August box:

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Voice in Your Head is Lying

Tuesday afternoon I found myself contemplating that evening's scheduled track workout. For a variety of work and personal reasons, I had missed the last few track workouts. Missing a few workouts makes it harder to stay on track (pun intended!), and the voice in my head was not helping me. It said: