Thursday, January 30, 2014

So much catching up

My apologies for not posting much this month. Life has been crazy and busy!! Let's start from the beginning...... DISNEY WORLD!!!! I decided to go down to Walt Disney World to cheer on a few of my friends that were running during marathon weekend. It was a blast! I had a great time playing catch up with @acityrunner, @jilliankmf, @mikeandthemouse, and @goobermonkey since I haven't seen them since we were all in Atlanta in November. If I wasn't excited before, I am definitely excited now to be running the Dopey challenge in 2015.
Spending time with some of my favorite princesses

She already likes race bling :-)

babymouse cheering during the half marathon

I have some awesome friends that got these for me at the race expo. I'm coming for you Dopey!!!

Last day at the Magic Kingdom before my flight. I literally had an alarm set so that I could leave the park in time to get to the airport. I had a great time with my runDisney friends. Congrats to all of you on your races!

As soon as I got back from Disney, I immediate got hit with reality....and several days a week with my chiropractor. We did a lot of adjustments to my ankles, knees, and hips. He also did FAKTR (pronounced factor) active release treatment on my legs. FAKTR is a way to help treat the soft tissue in your body. He used this lovely (please note my sarcasm here) instrument on my legs to help get rid of adhesions so that my muscles work better. I am so happy that I knew before hand that there was going to be bruising. My legs looks like I got beaten with sticks!! It wasn't the most comfortable thing in the world, but it wasn't really painful either. My legs looked like a hot mess, but I could honestly feel an improvement after the first time that he did it. 

It doesn't look pretty, but they feel so much better!!! I also have a love/hate relationship with my foam roller now. I have decided that IT bands are just evil to runners. Pain is temporary though and whatever it takes to get better and stay injury free right? I had my progress exam just a few days ago and they said that they haven't seen such a drastic improvement in quite sometime.  I will be meeting with them again soon to get the results of my progress exam and see  what our plan is for the next phase of my treatment.  On the plus side, they said that I can get back to running!!! Thank goodness because I have a few races to get ready for in February. 

I've also been doing a bunch of cleaning of the house because......MR. BEACHMOUSE IS COMING HOME!!!!!! I guess it's safe to say that I am a tiny bit excited about it. It's going to be fun to watch him with babymouse. She has changed so much since he left and has definitely gotten more vocal. Well, she is her mother's daughter. Hahaha


  1. I am so excited that your husband is coming home!! I got major bruises like that when I used my pressure point release for my hamstring and IT band...but not as badly as yours!!!! Enjoy your reunion!

  2. Wow, that looks painful, glad it wasn't too bad and that it was effective! And that your husband is coming home! Great news all around!

  3. I always love reading Disney recaps! I've struggled with IT band pain for several months and even ran PHM injured. I know how you feel and how painful it can be! I hope things have gotten better for you!