The Handful Bra
Check it! I found the perfect running bra for me! I went into Portland Running Company yesterday before my chiropractic appointment and I'm so glad I took a peek at the bras they had. Usually I just figure that I don't need anything fancy since I don't really have much in the boob department but then I saw it. The perfect bra for me! It is padded but it fits like a perfect sports bra. It fits great, covers up any nipped out nipples, and makes me look and feel good about my rack. It isn't just a bra for people like me who are lacking in the boob blessings. It is a great bra even for the ladies with some boobs but maybe want a little extra padding or don't want to flatten their boobs like a pancake or boob tube. Check it out...The Handful Bra. I love mine so much that I think I will order one in each color...this is BIG for me because I am not a big shopper and I'm not one that feels that I need all the latest gizmos, trendy running clothes and accessories but this bra is a MUST-HAVE! I can't believe it took me this long to find it.
Chiropractic CareI'm convinced that regular chiropractic care is essential for me to stay healthy and ready to perform my best when it comes to running. I believe this is true for not only athletes but as far as my running is concerned, I hope to make it priority to at least get an adjustment once or twice a month. Luckily, I have an amazing sports chiropractor. If you live in the Portland area, it is well worth the drive for a visit to Dr. Ted Forcum at Back In Motion Sports Injuries Clinic if you have any sports related injury. I'm hoping that my visits will eventually just end up being a quick adjustment rather than needing the painful Graston Technique therapy he has been doing on my hamstring since August. It is painful but I believe in what he does!
Yesterday's visit was well worth my time. He watched me run in my Saucony Kinvaras and told me that I over pronate and these shoes are no good for me and probably what is causing my issues right now. So back to just running in the Mizuno Inspires (which I've been thinking were the wave riders). I'd love to try out some Brooks shoes because I hear so many good things about them but part of me just thinks I should stick with what works. I want to try the Brooks Launch shoes but like the Kinvaras, they are a neutral shoe and I am not so sure I will have luck with them if I'm having issues with the Kinvaras.
If you're in the Kansas City Area and want a good Chiropractor for regular care and adjustments, check out Whole Life Chiropractic.
This week I've been continuing to tell myself my new mantra of "It has to get harder before it gets easier." An excerpt from my running journal today:
" Originally this was my mantra during a hard workout where I was adjusting to a faster pace for a longer stretch of time. But I'm realizing that this is a mantra I can also tell myself today as I'm feeling injured and trying to find the best shoes, supplements, diet, etc. in order to be the best I can be as an athlete. These are just bumps in the road but once I figure them out, I will find things getting easier again. This is part of growth and improvement!"
After my rest and my therapy with Dr. Forcum, I'm feeling better today and tonight I will get out there for some sort of run depending on what my body tells me when I start. I'm excited to know it isn't something that should be too bad or keep me from running! Big smiles!
This is the page in my journal that I've been going to a lot this week in my reflections and time off from running.
Thank you so much for the loving and supportive comments you've given me the past few days! I am so very thankful for this blog and all of YOU! I've learned SO MUCH! And I never would have imagined what genuine connections, encouragement and support that I'd get!
1. Do you have a chiropractor or do you get regular Chiropractic care?
2. Good luck to all of you who are racing this weekend. I know there are quite a few. I'll have to come back and mention you specifically when I have time to read some blogs tonight or this weekend.
3. Inspiring running material today? Janae from Hungry Runner Girl ran 26.2 in 3:18 just as a training run this morning! And Beth from SUAR ran 15 miles this week...this is HUGE and her determination and focus to heal is inspiring! I know neither one of these Rockin blogger runners need a shout out from me...you've probably already read their blog today way before mine but I felt like mentioning them anyway!