Monday, August 10, 2009

Runners Opinions Needed

It's Monday!!! I'm not really quite that excited, but I'm practicing positivity here. ;)

Fall semester starts two weeks from today. I'll admit I'm a little apprehensive about how busy my life will soon be. Even more so than now. Can't imagine it.

I didn't sleep well because my hips and lower back have been sore (see below), but I started off the morning with a yummy breakfast.

Raisin Bran Muffin (Henry's) with a smidge of PB, yogurt and some much-needed green tea

I had to run an errand this morning. When I got back, I had a tasty lunch. Still eating on that Hugh Jass bag of broccoli.


And a fantastico coconut frozen fruit bar for dessert:


This afternoon I had a PB Pretzel Mojo bar.




Tonight, I'm meeting my friend Heather for a run. My hips and lower back have been really sore lately... I've been careful not to run two days in a row. I'm thinking it might be because I ran the fastest mile I've ever run on Saturday. A 9:20 mile. That's two minutes faster than the fastest mile I'd ever run before it. So, is this soreness normal for someone when they start out running? Maybe I need new shoes (mine are over a year old)?... Are orthotics a requirement for runners, in your opinion? Any thoughts or experiences with this?...

Have a fantastic day guys!


-Mrs. Myers



  1. hey girlie. I have never experienced and injury/pain when running so I can't really help you out.

    lunch looks delicious though!!
    love that cliff mojo bar!

  2. Are you stretching after your run? That can help with soreness. If both your hips and lower back are sore, I would hazard a guess that it might have something to do with your gait. I would go to a running store and get some premium shoes if you are are going to continue running on a regular basis. They can also assess your gait for you.

  3. I know that most runners recommend getting new shoes every 6 months. Maybe you should try that, and see if it gets better?


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