Since mid-February, I’ve been utilizing Pilates Physical Therapy to strengthen my recurring L4/L5, L5/S1 lower back injury. My injury has derailed me from 4 different half marathons but Pilates has been instrumental in helping me to begin to develop some of the core strength I need to be as active as I want to be.
Now that my physical therapist has cleared me to take outside classes, I’ve decided to work with WundaBar Pilates on the next phase of my rehabilitation.
WundaBar Pilates has allowed me to take 3-4 group reformer classes each week for the next 60 days in exchange for documenting my experience here through a series I’m calling WundaWednesdays.
I’m terrible at keeping balance in my life. I’ve talked about my balancing act of “All Or Nothing” It really is my underlying motto with food, exercise, television (damn you Netflix for having all of those full seasons of easily digestible television to keep me up all night) and most recently, social media.
Striving for balance between living real life and social media seems to be a struggle all around: Read more
When starting this blog, I never intended to feature women that inspire me but I’ve been lucky to have found a number of women that have blown me away like Rachael Faught from glassofwin.com, Julie Flygare from JulieFlygare.com, Erica Sara from ericasaradesigns.com - whom I haven’t featured yet but should – that I might make this a regular feature on the blog.
Today I’m featuring, Loren Brill, founder and CEO of SweetLorens.com, one of my favorite discoveries from the Natural Products Expo/Expo West a few weeks ago. SweetLorens.com is New York based company featuring all-natural ready-to-bake cookies and brownies made with 100% whole grains and natural sweeteners, and do not contain dairy products or preservatives.
Why is Loren inspirational? Read more
Nope, not pregnant. Had you thinking there for a minute though, right?
I couldn’t help but sing the 1982′s The Gap Band song ”You Dropped A Bomb On Me” in my head after hearing the devastating news from my orthopedist that I will not be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon on June 2nd. Read more
I have a new inspiration, Julie Flygare. She is the author of the book, “Wide Awake And Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy”. I never thought that a book that I downloaded to keep me occupied on a train ride would rouse me with the story of a smart, strong female runner, blogger and yogi.
I’ve always liked books about people who find their way in the face of an obstacle of some sort – addiction, poor parent guidance, financial struggles, injuries, disabilities or in the case of Julie Flygare, the neurological disease narcolepsy, which she was diagnosed with in her twenties while in law school.
I have my own sleep issues (I’m an insomniac) but I knew very little about narcolepsy and nothing about cataplexy – the sudden loss of muscle tone often brought on by strong emotions.
By reading Julie’s book, I learned more about the neurological autoimmune sleep disorder that affects 1 in 2,000 Americans (including talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel ). The disorder is caused by the brain’s inability to maintain normal sleep and wake cycles. See here for more Narcolepsy Quick Facts from Julie’s blog. Read more