Sitton Peak is easy, fun and blissful

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Yesterday with a couple of hiking/trail running friends, I ventured out to Ortega mountain. Destination: Sitton Peak in Cleveland National Forest! As I am getting into trail running without any reservation as part of injury recovery process (easy on my joints) and benefits from running uphills (interval uphill run), I took my time hiking and trail running up Bear Canyon Trail to Sitton Peak. Read More…

1 Way To Keep The Big Dream Alive Is Trail Running

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Past Sunday I had my first opportunity in trail running. Running friends who enjoy both street running and trail running regularly and I were gathered at Coastal Peak Park, Irvine, for a 9 miler. The December morning was slightly on the chilly side at 8 am, but once we started running, it got warmed up. Read More…

How This Year’s Goal Was Successfully Accomplished

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Four months ago when I suspended my BQ training, I had no idea how everything would turn out. What was going through my mind is hard to describe. Disappointment and discouragement can’t describe it all but close. My both feet were in pain, let alone the tight left hamstring and the bad right knee. Read More…

Recovery – Pulled Muscle, Muscle Relaxant, Pain Medication, 4.5 Mile Recovery Run and Cycling Class

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This past week was all about pain and excitement – dealing with the unexpected pulled back muscle, followed by a recovery run, and keeping up with cardio via cycling at the gym. More recovery runs are in order now, but I am definitely not rushing it. Read More…

Recovery – Healthy Breakfast with Avocados and Continuous Home Remedies on Plantar Fasciitis

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Second week of recovery. While working on my cardio in cycling class, I’ve decided to revisit my diet as well. It isn’t a drastic overhaul of my diet yet, but it surely is the beginning. This is something that I am going to do more research of and evaluate in the weeks to come as I am slowly recovering from my foot injury. Read More…

Recovery – Kinesiology Tape, Compression Sock and Night Splint

compression sock, plantar fasciitis,

After the injury plagued debacle followed by the emotionally disappointing and yet self-assured smart decision of suspending the training last weekend, I took the early part of the week completely off to see how my feet were doing. But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t do anything in terms of getting this recovery progressing.

In fact, a couple of items that I purchased arrived in the mail, and it turned out that quite a pleasant surprise exceeded my expectations in terms of home remedy. Now I am quite looking forward to the full recovery of my right foot from plantar fasciitis and left leg from shin splint. Read More…

Week 19: Suspending My Training, Shin Splints and Plantar Fasciitis

So, the time has come. The time when I need to make a decision whether or not I am going to continue with my participation in the Santa Rosa Marathon. Basically, things have not gotten any better, if not worsened, and I believe that it is time to assess the current situation and decide what I am going to do for the better. Read More…