March 19, 2018

I am fascinated by how well our bodies are designed to operate. The intricate detail around the construction of our musculoskeletal system is astounding not only in its design but also in its ability to compensate and heal. Most day to day injuries occur because of compensation that we don't even perceive is happening until the system gives out and the effects of our bad habits overtake us.

Before becoming a corrective exercise specialist, I noticed that my incidences of sudden and acute back pain that could land me in bed for days, were becoming more rare the more I engaged in total body weighted activities. Then when I went into straight running season and skipped weights, I would invariably get injured again. I was curious as to how I could be in great shape and still get injured during basic daily activities. Often it gets dismissed as being part and parcel with motherhood or just plain getting older. But I'm only old by a caveman's standards, right? So, then why the injuries?

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March 1, 2018

I just love my running and training shoes.  I take such good care of them they still look pretty new so it was not visibly apparent they needed to be replaced. Yet, I knew it was time. If you are in the market for new shoes for sports, I strongly recommend you get the right shoes for the job so that you can feel supported. For me, it’s less about brand and more about fit and function. Hearing that Adidas has started to incorporate an eco friendly approach to their production was a definite plus for me that put them on the top of this year’s list. They didn’t disappoint.

My first pair is the Adidas Athletics 24/7 Trainers. The only thing I am sorry about is that they are for my indoor gym so I actually have to take them *off* when I leave my home gym. Boo.

The most comfortable trainer I have ever worn, they have insoles you can put in after your workout for a little extra lift and post workout massage. I do not recommend keeping the insoles in *during* the workout as the insoles allow th...

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