Archive | January, 2014

4 Degrees Straighter and 1 Inch Taller

I’ve had scoliosis almost my entire life, but it wasn’t until the past 7 months that I decided to do something about it. After a terrible experience with an orthopedic spine specialist last spring where he told me there was nothing that could be done except wait until my curve got severe enough for surgery, […]

Training Update: Jan. 20th – Jan. 26th

Another week, more cross-training for me. My foot is getting better, but slowly. The doc says one to two more weeks and then I can test it out on the elliptical. I’m getting restless, but not impatient, which is new for me. See, I really am growing and learning. 🙂 Monday: Off (sick) Tuesday: Off (sick) Wednesday: 60 […]

Training Update: Jan. 13th – Jan. 19th

Well, it’s been a week and a half and my foot is still not healed. So the cross-training continues. I’m actually in very good spirits, which surprises me and is different from every other time I’ve been injured. I’m not sure why this time is different, but I’m taking it as a sign of maturity […]

Training Update: Jan. 6th – Jan. 12th

To say that this week did not go as planned would be an understatement. Monday went great, there’s that. Then after about 2 minutes into my run on Tuesday I knew something wasn’t right. Nothing hurt, but my whole body just felt “off.” My heart was beating irregularly and once I got into my 400m […]

Training Update: Dec. 30th – Jan. 5th

I’m doing something new for the first half of 2014: I’m going to start posting a weekly update on my training as I work towards the Vancouver Marathon on May 4th. I’m doing this mainly so that I can have an online journal of my (supposed) last marathon training cycle. I want to go through […]