Rich Froning Jr
2013 Crossfit Games Champion
10. Practice makes perfect.
9. My body will adapt.
8. My brain is more powerful than my body.
7. I will never be the best - and that’s okay.
6. I am intense.
5. I can be happy even if I’m not comfortable.
4. People bond over shared interests.
3. The best thinking is done alone.
2. I’m competitive with myself.
1. My body is a gift.
Madelyne’s journey to a second transplant - please consider donating
"NO EXCUSES" 17 x 22 in.
Come visit the track photo exhibition, "Beautiful Machine",featuring Jeff Cohen, Saturday, July 12, 6-10 pm. FREE ADMISSION. At Studio FIVE08 gallery in Santa Monica, California. Show runs from July 12- August 9, 2014. For group tours, please contact the gallery.
508 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, California 90401
photo by Jeff Cohen
Well, after 10 months of not running I completed 5 1/2 miles over Saturday & Sunday. Overdid it a bit, in that I am pretty sore, but I loved every minute of it. I am looking forward to getting back into a routine so that I do not have to force myself to stop when I need to. At 3 1/4 miles on Sunday I really wanted to just keep going and I love it when I hit that “place” in a run. But I also knew I would really pay for it, and risk injury, so I stopped.
5k this morning.
Finally went running yesterday! It had been 10 months and felt great. Tough to call it “running” when I was out for 50+ minutes and accomplished 2.35 miles but I don’t care. If I ran at all, I was running. The boardwalks were very slick with the morning dew on the algae infused planks so it was kinda shuffling when I was on there. Hoping to go out again this morning!
If I am going to be totally honest, SI joint pain is one of the most frustrating issues I have ever dealt with and the exercises drove me nuts. None of the exercises I did were the type where I saw any immediate results which made it very hard to stick with them. This is crazy, of course, the exercises are not meant to fix the issue in one go, but there you have it.
Of the three main ones I stuck with, the knee to chest stretch was the one that would frequently give me immediate relief while doing the stretch. As a result I often use this stretch since recovering because back pain is a constant issue with me. You can see this stretch performed here.
(The other two I performed while recovering was the Prone on Elbows into Press-up and the Lower Trunk Rotation)