Monday, March 3, 2014

Running Like a Girl and Running WITH a Girl


We had a pretty exciting weekend around here. Remember when Simon and Shuster publishers sent me a copy of Alexandra Heminsly's book "Running Like a Girl"?  Well, That review was published this weekend!

I wrote that review last year when I had no injuries and upon reading what I wrote again yesterday, I realized that I should go back and re-read that book because she had some really good tips on how to deal with running injuries, including IT band syndrome.

Since returning from Disney, I for one have been extremely exhausted. My leg pain seems to be getting worse. I'm pretty sure that my hips are out of alignment again, but before I go back to the chiropractor I'm going to be making an appointment with the physical therapist this week.  I just don't understand why after 4 weeks ( at least) why I am not seeing any progress.

Lacey had just as an exciting weekend. She met up with Christine ( from We Run Disney) and they did 12.75 miles through First Landing State Park and then had a relaxing brunch afterwards. I can't wait to get back to my running routine so I can join them next time!

Hope you all have a great Monday!

What did you do this weekend? Have you read the book "Running Like A Girl"?

26 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your injuries. That is awesome about the your review! Which newspaper published it? (So I can go find it.) :D

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    1. Thanks! Here is the link to the online version http://sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/603380/-Running-Like-a-Girl-.html

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  2. Great job on the review!! This weekend I worked and then watched the Oscars!

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    1. Thanks! That's right, this weekend was a busy week for you at work wasn't it?

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  3. Congrats on getting your review published. I will definitely be looking at that book later today! I am so sorry you are still having pain Meranda. Running injuries are no fun. The Princess weekend also wiped me out and with a race in two weeks, I plan to take it very easy with running and exercise. Coming home with a cold/sore throat from the trip did not help either.

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    1. Hope you are getting over your cold/sore throat. Definitely relax and curl up with this book. It's a good one!

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  4. That is awesome new about your review!! Congrats :0)

    I really hope your injuries start to heal soon...that has to be frustrating not feeling any improvement yet. *hugs*

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I certainly don't have to worry about running in the cold though. I would be even more frustrated if it were summer and I couldn't run!

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  5. Congrats on getting published, Meranda! What an accomplishment!

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  6. I'll have to check out that book.
    Look at you - a published writer! :)

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    1. It really is a good book! I hope the author is in the process of writing another one!

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  7. It's just an awful injury isn't it? I might have to find this book to see what she says about it.

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    1. Yes, it definitely is not fun. I'm going to be rereading that book myself!

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  8. I'm sorry you're not healing. That's a bummer. Maybe it's time to try ART, or maybe do additional imaging, like an MRI, to make sure nothing else is going on. :(

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    1. I am hoping that my doctor will agree to that ART treatment next time. I am hoping nothing else is going wrong, but it has been going on way too long without any relief!

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  9. That's awesome! Congrats, Meranda! I hope you are able to receiver from your injuries soon. I'll have to check out that book. Sounds like a good read!

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    1. Thank you! I hope I am back to running by next month because I have a few races I'm registered for!

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  10. I definitely need more time TO read! Love Christine!

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  11. Yay congratulations on the publication!!!

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    1. Thanks Kristy! Hopefully there will be more!

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  12. That's so cool! I'll have to check the book out. Have you read Run Like a Girl by Mina Samuels? It's really good!

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    1. I have not read that book. I'll look it up though! Thanks for the suggestion.

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  13. It's been 4 weeks since my half marathon and I'm still having pain in my calf/shin too. I'm very frustrated. I'm waiting until after my trip next week to go in and have it looked at. So I get it...

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    1. I hope your pain is nothing too serious Tonya.

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