Its that day of the week again so you know what this means (even though I’ve been slacking with it)…
Get ready for some lists! Here’s three random things going on.
1. Its time to re-visit the funny/crazy search terms that lead people to my blog. I’ve gotten some good ones lately that I just have to share. I LOVE that people are making their way to my blog (and hope you come back) but am so confused how Google is connecting some of these searches to Run Like a Grl. Others I know exactly how they made it to mu blog. At least it provides me with a smile and sometimes a really good laugh. Here’s a few of the top ones. Enjoy
Sexy IT Band
does it band snapping over knee pose a problem
i can’t wait to finish grad school
potatoes characters walkin and aware its goin to be eatin
had a great time from concert
attaching bib to clothing nyrr race
carrying groceries in the city
like treadmill but not
i can’t study
i’m loving my new bike
Which search term was your favorite?
2. Recently, Saucony launched a running app called Run For Good. Now not only do I LOVE Saucony (shoes, clothes, etc.) but I think this is a fantastic program. And actually its not just an app, but a way to help Saucony raise money for a really good and important cause!
“R4G is a powerful personal running app and an easy way to fight childhood obesity. By tracking your miles with the app, you are helping Saucony and its partners donate to organizations that keep kids active and healthy. All for doing what you love to do anyway, running.”
In summary, all you have to do is run and track your miles using the iPhone app and Saucony will donate money to charities. What could be better than that?! As soon as I heard about this, I downloaded it to my phone on the spot, set it up, and can’t wait to try it out this weekend on my runs. I feel very strongly about getting kids active from a young age like my parents did so programs to fight childhood obesity are right up my alley. Its a fantastic way to encourage a healthy lifestyle they will hopefully maintain their whole lives!
Unfortunately its only available right now for the iPhone, but if you have one you should check it out!
3. In light of all the search terms involving the word “IT Band” and people asking me about it, I’m going to briefly update you all on how things are going for me. If you’ve had enough of my IT Band talk, you can just skip ahead to the 3 things questions below
As you may have noticed, I’ve been running A LOT lately (in comparison especially to where I was a few months ago). I stopped PT about a month and a half ago (maybe 2 months?) and have been lucky to have no knee or hip pain during my runs since then. My longest run has been 11 miles (yay!) and I’ll be going for 12 miles this weekend. Its very exciting after battling this injury since March.
PT focused mainly on glute, hip, and leg strengthening, with stretching my hip flexors, as well as ART Therapy and ASTYM which were effective for me. I also changed my running shoes based on the gait analysis at my PT office (now running in Brooks Adrenaline 12s for long runs and Saucony Kinvaras for short runs). Since my discharge I’ve kept doing the exercises once or twice a week although I could probably stand to incorporate them a little more. I also foam roll pretty often as well with a technique I learned in therapy.
I think a big change for me was learning that I don’t think I can run more than 3-4 times a week… my body just can’t handle it. But I’m still getting in my long runs, and a training plan with less running just works for me. I know others can run everyday and never get injured but that’s just not me unfortunately!
3 things questions:
3 brands/types of running shoes I wear:
1. Saucony Kinvara 2
2. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12
3. Asics Gel Nimbus 12 (although less lately)
3 shows I’m really excited for this fall:
1. New Girl – one word: hysterical
3 best things about fall:
1. Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha
2. Cider Donuts
3. Sweater weather
Tell me three random things about your week/day!
Answer any of the three things questions above.