TotR: Alternative Medicine for Runners

Tuesdays on the Run is here again!  Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs are exploring how alternative medicine can help runners!  I’ve tried three different alternative medicine treatments for my running to prevent and treat injuries, even those nagging little ones.  They all did help, but to different degrees. I get acupuncture at least once a month and I can attest that it does help.  I have been treated for some … Continue reading

When You Get Sick at Walt Disney World

We visit often enough that it’s not surprising that we’ve all been sick at Walt Disney World Resort from time to time.  We’ve also dealt with minor injuries while in the theme parks.  Right now it seems like everyone is either sick or recovering from a nasty virus or the flu, so I thought it would be a timely topic to discuss what you can do if you or your family member gets sick while … Continue reading

Just a Whine – Non Running Injury

This week is shaping up to be a pretty whiney week.  I woke up Saturday morning with a terrible pain in the side of my neck.  I went on a bike ride instead of running because I figured running would make it worse.  Sunday it was worse anyways.  I tried ice, heat, advil and finally Alleve.  A heating pad (actually, since you all know I’m a hippie now, it’s a fabric bag full of feed … Continue reading

Dealing with Injuries without Losing Your Mind!

I am an injury prone runner.  Without this tendency, I am absolutely certain I’d be an olympic caliber runner (in my own private world at least), but I have to accept the fact that my tendons are drama queens who flip out whenever they are asked to do anything new or difficult. When I tried to start running again after my first son was born, my knee tendons rebelled and I ended up quitting based … Continue reading