Disclaimer: I have partnered with Breathe Easy Maine. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Several years ago, well, 12 years, 6 months and 8 days ago, my life changed forever and left a gaping whole in my heart. My mom died from small cell lung cancer. The type of cancer one gets from years of smoking and damaging their body. As a child, I feared that day would come. I hated thinking about it... losing my mom to smoking. I would push those thoughts down way deep with hopes that my greatest fears would never come true.
Then it came, September 15th. My dad called me at work to let me know that they had been to a doctor and that the pneumonia the doctors thought she had was actually lung cancer. The doctor had given her three to six months to live. In actuality, she died less than a month after diagnosis.
Smoking tore apart my family. It stole my mom, my son's grandmother, the grandmother my daughter would never meet, my husband's mother-in-law. It stole my dad&…
Happy Monday! Let's get this workweek started off right with Move It Monday!!!
What's your plan to be active today and this week? I have found that when I have a plan, my workouts happen.
Here is a snapshot for this upcoming week: Monday: 30-45 min recovery runTuesday: off or if I can squeeze in some bikingWednesday: run as much as I can possibly squeeze in before I need to get back to school for parent teacher conferences from 4-7pm. Thursday: 30-45 min runFriday: hills with Aimee Saturday: 5-6 milesSunday: 14 miles
Now - keep in mind, if something comes up and I need to swap around some days, it's not the end of the world. I try to keep an open mind about this so I don't stress out, as much. But I will admit, I do get rather cranky if I don't get my workout in!
So, how is my gluteal strain feeling? WAY better. No pain when I run, no pain after. The only times it hurts is when I cross my legs. So, as long as I stop crossing my legs, I should…
A little over a month ago, Jordan from Tommie Copper sent me some Tommie Copper gear to sample. I nearly peed my pants with excitement when the Tommie package came in the mail. It was a gorgeous fall afternoon AND I had new gear to try out, so I pushed dinner back and made the executive decision to go for a run immediately.
Have you heard about Tommie Copper? This company is known for it’s compression gear that is infused with Copper. So, why does Tommie use copper in it’s compression gear? From what I gather, copper has been used medicinally for 1000’s of years. Apparently copper stimulates the immune system to fight infections, repairs injured tissues and promotes healing. Do you think if I outfitted myself in TC gear and wore it to school everyday, I would fight off those gross elementary kid germs? I’m tempted to try that out. Seriously. Why do people even wear compression gear? Do they just like wearing tight clothing? Actually, Tommie’s compression line isn’t tight …