Barbara O'Connor's Blog (4)

I'm a Physical Therapists Nightmare!

Three months...for three months I couldn't run. I felt like I was in prison. I didn't know it at the time but I had a torn soleus calf muscle and some other weird strain I'd never hear of. 

I gave my doctors holy hell and my physical therapist too. I whined like a baby to anyone who'd listen to my woes.

I'd show up for physical therapy and they'd ask me "How do you feel?", and I'd reply with "I just tried to run and it hurt so bad I had to stop". Good god if you only heard…

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Added by Barbara O'Connor on November 7, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AlterG Treadmill...anyone ever try it?

Suffering from a very angry strained soleus calf muscle and achilles tendonitis. Haven't been able to run for 6 weeks, and Physical Therapist said I'll be lucky if I can in 6 more..but not to count on it. This one's a "doosey"...

So I told him..how am I going to run 100 miles if I can't even run 1?  Let's just say...I spent the rest of my session educating him on ultra marathons, my running goals and convincing him I'm not crazy..LOL

Anyways...he jumped on my band wagon and did…

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Added by Barbara O'Connor on October 13, 2012 at 7:11am — 4 Comments

My Born 2 Run Shoes, Drink Mix and Strengthening Program Have Arrived!

Super excited, my shoes have finally arrived. Perfect timing. It's coming up on the end of my work day and I'm ready for my run!

I also ordered the Verde Go Running Drink mix and the strength training level one program.

 

Check out these bad…

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Added by Barbara O'Connor on July 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Last Minute Weekend Success! My First Half Marathon...86.9 more miles to go!

Sunday May 6, 2012 is a day I'll never forget. But the story around this day and its success started 4 days prior. At work some coworkers and I were having a team lunch. I was excitedly telling my co-workers about the 5k I ran the weekend before and how I placed 4th in my age group even though I was sick as a dog and had to stop 3 times to cough up a lung. Feeling "high" from that day I decided I was going to run another 5k with a friend of mine this upcoming weekend feeling confident I…

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Added by Barbara O'Connor on May 7, 2012 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

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