Health

Infrared Laser Therapy

Haven’t been posting a lot this week. That’s because I’m focused and hard into marathon training. With a week to go until #STWM, I’ve been tending to my ankle and getting all kinds of treatments done to it. Got some laser therapy done by my chiropractor. Does it work? Who knows ????? Any thing is will do at this point…foot extensor tendonitis is a bummer. Overall it’s greatly improving and should be ready for race day. I’m so happy to be seeing my friends prepare and tapper. Especially proud of @attherockshow with his amazing progress while I’m on the side line. It’s weird not being able to run before. But fortunately I enjoy going all out on the rower and bike. They aren’t quite the same, but they still work the legs, upper, cardio, and most importantly endurance. Looking forward to watching @lsanderstri, @danielaryf, @jgomeznoya, @lucycharles93 tear up the course at @ironmantri KONA this weekend! #nolimits #infinitepotential#hardworkpaysoff #intotheunknown

Health

Ankle Issues??

UPDATE: GOOD NEWS. After all the ankle issues I’ve been having on my left foot, and still racing the Spartan Beast and Toronto Zoo 10K (personal best too!), I went to the ER to get an X-ray. I’m pleased to report that no bones are broken. PHEW. I was really concerned about it! All I need to do is relax, do some laser therapy and massages, eat to recover, and I should be good to run #STWM Marathon in 4 weeks. The only thing that will be a downer is that I won’t be able to get the last few speed workouts, taper runs, or CrossFit. Gotta prioritize what’s important, and that’s all on the Marathon. Thanks to everyone who’s messaged me with their concerns and well wishes ?? #hardworkpaysoffs#infinitepotential #nolimits

Race Reports, Running

Race Report: Oasis Toronto Zoo 10K

Beautiful race at @thetorontozooas always! Despite my ankle now hating me, and getting a side stitch, and not running at all this past week, I managed to shave 6 mins off my time from last year! Chip time for a hilly and chilly 10k is 50:38.9 PR! Also PRed sub-25min my 5k! Congrats to @attherockshow on breaking the 1 Hour mark! Congrats to @born.a.beast on placing 3rd in her category in the 5k race! Now time to heal up my ankle as much as possible. A big thanks to the @runcrs organizers, @oasiscanada for sponsoring, the amazing volunteers, and of course the animals for another great #ZooRunTO ?? Now all eyes focused and set on the #STWM #Marathonin 4 weeks! ??????More thoughts and analysis from today to come… #nolimits#hardworkpaysoffs #InfinitePotential #SISU#THISIS30 #OasisZooRun

Race Reports, Spartan Race

Race Report: Spartan Beast, Nordic Highlands

“Let’s see if the mind is telling the truth, or if the body has more….” – Officially SLAYED the #SpartanBeast ??. Had a beautiful #SpartanRace today in #Duntroon. Despite my left ankle and right calf not being 100%, I really enjoyed the spirit and vibe of all the racers. My finish time is 3:01:30. The ankle thing really slowed down my pace from what I would have liked. From these OCRs, I’ve really learned that I enjoy trail racers and running through the trees, shrubs, and dirt grounds. I believe I got my race nutrition plan down, however, I feel like I need to increase my sodium intake to retain water. Will research and work on that. Also got to catch up with awesome people like @free_athlete_iryna, @skyllerdanis, and @tonyfyogafitness! I am GRATEFUL to all the volunteers, the engineers of @spartanbuildcanada, and organizers at @spartanracecanada who devote their time and effort into making all of these amazing experiences happen #SpartanOntario#TrifectaTribe #NoLimits #HardWorkPaysOff#THISIS30

 

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Happy #MedalMonday! This past weekend I did something I never thought I would have ever done. I finished the Spartan Beast and completed the Spartan Trifecta medal! Even just a year ago, nothing like an obstacle course race remotely appealed to me. I was never an active kid growing up, I’m a germaphobe, and I like this tidy. So I really had to dig super deep, push away my insecurities, move forward, and express my grit. I’ve met so many inspiring like-minded people along this journey, learned so much about myself as a human, and every moment of the experience is absolutely worth it. Now I am proud to be a member of the #TrifectaTribe. AROO!!#SpartanOntario #SpartanRace #NoLimits #HardWorkPaysOff #THISIS30

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