Miles:
5770 total / 1207 in 2014
Goal:

To rediscover joy in training & running, possibly complete another half ironman in honor of my brother & TMM. Check out our story at www.teammichaelmoyles.com.

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  1. FIT
    injured Burn Circuit 3, modified 00:30

    Frustrating morning after a toss-and-turn night. Any slight improvement in my condition makes me nervous and like I have a glass spine: i.e. I'm afraid any tiny wrong movement might plummet ... read more

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Hang in there, you'll be better eventually. Great session!

      about 9 hours ago Like

  2. "Well, that was crap-tastic." He actually used that term when I attempted to perform an exercise designed to show if I had any imbalance in a certain area. Apparently I do...and in mult... read more

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Good to read some good news! Hope the exercises help a lot and will Speed up your recovery!

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Scarlett E.
      Scarlett E.

      Hooray!

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Nicole N.
      Nicole N.

      Such a great report! I'm so glad you found someone that can really help you. Positive thoughts...

      about 22 hours ago Like1 person

    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      Thanks everyone. Nic, I need all the positive thoughts I can get right now since it's incredibly difficult to keep from getting down and thoroughly discouraged. Even if all these exercises help, and I think they will, it takes me 20 minutes to get through them all several times a day, and they are incredibly boring. Still hard to think that I'll be able to get back to mega mileage before the real running season starts in the spring, but people have come back from worse.

      about 20 hours ago Like

  3. swim
    injured not part of the swim team 1500 yd 00:48 56:19 pace

    "Slower than molasses in January," they say. Heck, I'm slow in December too, apparently. What a long day. Knowing I was dying for some cardio, a fellow triathlete friend offered t... read more

  4. FIT
    alright Ab Burner 00:10:00

    Core work...'bout the only thing left...

    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      Good for you, Kristin! Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, right??? LOL Prayed for you this morning, my friend. Hang in there.

      3 days ago Like2 people

    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      Thanks, D. Been in tears since about 7:30. Not a great day. In a pretty fragile place right now.

      3 days ago Like

    • Scarlett E.
      Scarlett E.

      Thinking of you, Kristin. There are definitely low points, but things will get better. Very slowly, but surely. Take care

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Daniela
      Daniela Feel Better
      Feel Better:

      Well done, Kristin! Hope everything will get better soon.

      2 days ago

  5. FIT
    injured Extreme Core Circuit 00:11:00

    Core work on the stability ball. Thought this would be relatively safe, but both thighs began to get numb and pins-and-needles-ish about half way through. Sigh...and Grrrrr...

    • Scarlett E.
      Scarlett E.

      I would stay away from anything with extreme in the name for a bit. Think gentleness!

      4 days ago Like2 people

    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      Yoga?

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Nicole N.
      Nicole N.

      I agree with Scarlet :). Stretching, push-ups?

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      I know ALL of you are right. Donna, yoga is fine except I have to limit it to the moves that don't have me bending forward, which are quite a few. Nicole: I have lots of stretching I have to do anyway for my physical therapy, but I am DYING FOR SOME CARDIO. Today is a particularly hard day for me. Lots of tears since about 7am. Gonna get through it.

      3 days ago Like

  6. FIT
    injured Burn Circuit 2 00:35

    Modified anything that aggravated the injury...which was anything bent over, and anything that had to do with a load on the back (like dead lifts, lunges or squats). Followed it up with ab workout... read more

  7. I am not getting better. Six weeks of this crap and I can almost see my muscles going into atrophy and flab appearing. Time for a second opinion, so I saw a new physical therapist yesterday and n... read more

    • Emily M.
      Emily M.

      Goodness! I'm so glad you went to get a second opinion. There's light at the end of the tunnel! But, wow, crazy stuff he had to say! We'll be here to support you through your comeback, Kristin. Hire that housekeeper ASAP! ;D

      5 days ago Like1 person

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    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      This IS a great report -- hopeful and encouraging. Stick. With. The. Plan. Focus on what you CAN do and don't let negative talk and wishful thinking derail your healing. No tantrums. It is what it is, Kristin, and you have the discipline to work through it. You know we all love you so much and are praying for you. Sending you hugs and hugs and hugs, my friend. And HALLELUJAH for a housekeeper!!!

      4 days ago Like

    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      Done with the lecture... Don't feel guilty in the low spots; we've all thrown our tantrums (me most of all). Love you!

      4 days ago Like

  8. FIT
    alright Fat Blaster 00:30

    Modifications needed on this but I am absolutely desperate to find some kind of cardio besides swimming since I can only get to the pool about once, maybe twice, a week.

  9. walk
    injured county line and back 2.3 mi 00:36 15:40 pace

    Never logged a walking workout before. Looks like I won't do so again, either. The option of a long walk has also been taken from me. This fired up the glute too, even though it felt fine o... read more

  10. Shared Photo

    My marathon relay shirt arrived in the mail today. Ran my leg of this (7.2 miles) at an 8:10 pace just eight weeks ago. Insult to injury.

    • Nicole N.
      Nicole N.

      Oh Sweetie! Wear that shirt proudly. You ran an awesome race and you WILL run again soon. Love you!

      8 days ago Like2 people

    • Scarlett E.
      Scarlett E.

      You'll get back to that pace. Injury will make you stronger in the end.

      8 days ago Like2 people

    • Emily M.
      Emily M.

      This injury's got nothin' on your long list of successes in the athletic realm! Just your body's way of taking a little break. You rocked that race, wear your shirt proudly! You'll be up and runnin' again soon!

      8 days ago Like3 people

    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      Thanks for the encouragement. I really need it these days. Seriously getting me down.You guys are so awesome...and I know you've all been there.

      8 days ago Like

  11. FIT
    good Extreme Core Circuit 00:11:00

    Core work this morning.

  12. FIT
    good Burn Circuit 1 00:35

    Easing into this one with the elbow strain from last week. Did a decent job and got a good workout. Determined to stay in shape despite the "no running and no spinning" orders for most ... read more

  13. RUN
    injured test run 4.5 mi

    Felt improvement yesterday so I decided to take advantage of the break in the weather to try a run. Wanted 6 miles but within 50 yards of leaving the house the glute started burning again and the ... read more

    • Nicole N.
      Nicole N.

      I'm so sorry, Kristin. I have been where you are, and I really encourage you to take a longer time off. I basically took off all of Nov-Jan one year. I kept trying to run during Nov.-Dec., but always ended up re-injured. It wasn't until a full month off with absolutely no running that healing occurred. It seems like a long time, but you will be so thankful when you can run again.

      12 days ago Like2 people

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    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      Love you guys. I, too, have spend months sidelined. It SUCKS! But it will not be forever, Kristin. I agree with Nic... Do the hard work now of pulling back so that your body can fully heal. Continuing to pray for you!

      10 days ago Like2 people

    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      Thanks, D!

      10 days ago Like1 person

  14. FIT
    alright Turbo Fire 20 min HIIT 00:18

    Still wallowing in my pity party. Getting depressed even though there's been some mild improvement with acupuncture, massage and PT. Everything I try seems to trigger something somewhere.

  15. FIT
    good Ab Jam 00:20

    ab work

  16. FIT
    alright Push 3 00:35

    Worked in the PT exercises too, this morning. Anxious for this to be over.

  17. RUN
    3 miler 3 mi 00:28 09:24 pace

    Biting 9mph wind made 21 degrees feel like 15, but run I did. Had triple gloves, a hat and a ski mask and I felt grateful to be running in any conditions. Ankle and left side seem improved, but r... read more

    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      Hooray!!! You ran!!! Baby steps, Kristin; baby steps. You WILL heal up -- keep your eyes on the prize!

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      So hard, D! I do have to tell you that on each of the three runs I've done since injury, you hand your experience with this same sort of situation have been my mainstay. I look at how strong you are running right now and think back on how long you were down and just try to use that to buoy me and give me hope. It is so tough and the discouragement is getting the better of me most days.

      15 days ago Like2 people

    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      I do understand the struggle, my friend. I continue to pray for you!

      15 days ago Like2 people

  18. FIT
    good last minute spin 8 mi 00:30 03:45 pace

    barely breathing hard, but worked things out this morning. Happy to hear the PT say I was much improved this afternoon and could try a run tomorrow as long as I listen to my body. I really like t... read more

  19. FIT
    alright Recharge 00:20

    This one is normally my go-to for stretching out and relaxing muscles, but today I was dismayed to find many of the moves aggravated the hip/glute mess I've been dealing with for five weeks. ... read more

    • Nicole N.
      Nicole N.

      Ugh. That stinks. Way to modify and get it done. Keep plugging along. Recovery is a process :).

      18 days ago Like1 person

  20. FIT
    good Extreme Abs 00:16

    Tough one!