Book Review: Fierce

{1 minute & 45-second read} I recently finished reading Aly Raisman's inspiring memoir, Fierce. I was drawn to this book because I am a former gymnast and was familiar with Aly's journey through two Olympics and heard that she had come out with a book on her experience. I really enjoyed reading this book. Why? Because it… Continue reading Book Review: Fierce

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Non-Impact Training

{1:30 read} When an injury keeps you from placing too much impact on your body, running can be out of the question. While my bone bruise is healing, my physical therapist helped me come up with creative ways to cross-train, while my bone heals. Here are some of the ways that I am keeping up… Continue reading Non-Impact Training

Cold Runs = Dry Skin

{2 minute read} If you are training for a spring race, you will be running through the winter. And, if you are training through the winter, your skin will likely suffer from cracking and itchiness. These are two of the biggest symptoms I have suffered, since moving to Pennsylvania and running through the winter. Why… Continue reading Cold Runs = Dry Skin

Monday Motivation: Planning

{1:30 read} Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. - Paul J. Meyer Who here uses a planner, writes endless to-do lists, and is on top of updating their calendar like a pro? That's me - every single day (of the work… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Planning

Book Review: Run to Overcome

Last week, my pleasure read (grad school starts in January and I have to get in as much as I can, now!) was Run to Overcome, by Meb Keflezighi. If you follow American distance running, you know the impact Meb has had and is having, on the resurgence of world-class distance running by American athletes. He himself… Continue reading Book Review: Run to Overcome

Six Month Running Evaluation

Since graduating college and starting a job that involves working with injured athletes, I have gained a greater sense of appreciation for the knowledge that can be accumulated in a physical therapy office. First of all, let's get this straight: you do not need to be injured to visit a physical therapist. Physical therapists are movement… Continue reading Six Month Running Evaluation