It’s hard to be an injured runner after seeing Facebook and Twitter plastered with photos and stories about friends running races on both coasts this past weekend. Injury has derailed my chance to run my #13in2013 but I’m certainly working hard with PT and Pilates to get back in the game. However, I realized that my injury won’t prevent me from being able to tick the #13in2013 goal off of my list today and I won’t even have to run!
May 6, 2000 – Studio 450
13 years ago today, I didn’t cross a finish line but I crossed a threshold. Today is my 13th wedding anniversary and therefore, I’ve achieved my very own special #13in2013. It’s taken strength but no running has been required to get this far in this marathon. Read more
Most people know Paul Young as the voice that opened Band Aid’s, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” in 1984. I was (and still am) a big fan of Paul Young.
In 1985, I waited online to get the best spot possible to the “Miller Music on the Pier” Paul Young/Nik Kershaw show in New York. My friends and I waited for a number of hours and because someone with us on line passed out right before the gates opened, we got second row seats! Close enough to see Daryl Hall’s (from Hall & Oates) blue eyes when he came out to sing the song he penned, “Everytime You Go Away” with Paul.
Paul Young is now a well revered chef in England but the man did blue-eyed soul in the 80′s incredibly well. This is one of my favorites, “Everything Must Change”. Enjoy and see you Monday!
Today I have Kara from KaraRuns.comwho needs your help. Kara, (like me) ran her first half and full marathons for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society and now she’s training to do an IronMan for LLS (not at all like me)! Danny V., the young son of a friend, is fighting leukemia right now so I’m hoping that helping by helping to spread the word I can to help a fellow runner become a true version of Tony Stark in the fight against cancer.
Hi everyone! I’m Kara from KaraRuns.com. Melissa has graciously offered to let me guest post today to share something I’m extremely passionate about. Thanks Melissa! Read more
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 Pilateshas 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’ve been back from NYC for over two weeks now and I’m embarrassed that I’ve barely written a lick about my trip and the wonderful time I had seeing friends and enjoying the city that is home in my heart. Let’s face it, Los Angeles is a fabulous city as well but there are somethings that you can onlyget in NYC – like the $1 packet of 3 whole wheat fig bars, my favorite snack in the world.
I’m Melissa Burton, a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Southern California. By profession, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In my actual life I’ve been a million things [Read More…]
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