Oooh! I have some sore glutes and hammies today! I can feel them every time I go to sit down. On the bright side, sore muscles today mean stronger muscles tomorrow 💪. It also means my bones get to work on building and preserving their density. I'm at the age where my nutrition and exercise are helping me to be able to stay active and strong so I can live independently for a much longer time. This is so important. What are you doing to ensure your independence later in life?
🎶🎵'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable • And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table • No one can find the rewind button, girl • So cradle your head in your hands • And breathe... • Just breathe • Oh breathe, just breathe 🎵🎶 • Shoutout to @surgtec46 for this reminder as I move into the harder weeks of marathon training. Sometimes you get so wrapped up in the nitty-gritty that you forget to inhale...exhale...and enjoy the process. Some days are easy. Breathe. Some days are hard. Breathe. Some days you throw in the towel and say you will try again tomorrow. Breathe. No plan or journey is linear. Move through the highs and lows with your head held high and your eyes on the prize. And keep breathing. Thanks for the beautiful bracelet and reminder, Natalie!!
BUSY DAY!!! My son had football skill assessments this morning 🏈 then we went to Monster Jam. I was tired when we got home and considered not running.... but I got it done 👌🏼
4 weeks post-op 💪 Busiest week yet, Slowly but surely getting there! 😊😊 Beyond ready to return to “normal” life. Couldn’t have made it this far without my family ❤️ #hipsurgery #hiplabraltear #labrumreconstruction #postop #labrumtear #reconstructivesurgery #hippie #stronger #lifeaftersurgery #saturday #myjourney #thistooshallpass #hip #ivegotgoals #dreams #accomplishingmygoals
Loved working out today with my team of awesome lady coaches! Sweating with friends is so much fun! My daughter worked hard to help me cool off by moving the fan so I could get some air ❤. Loving #thebigsweat with @beachbody to get my body and mood off to an awesome start! @livingvibrantly @happy_strong_fit_mama @fitpositivestrong it was wonderful to see you this morning!
I didn't start really running until January of 2016, at the age of 34 and 6 months after #hiplabraltear surgery, so pure running races are still a pretty new and humbling thing for me. My only goals today were to run my race, control my pace better, and push the last bit, and I'm pretty pleased with my results. Beat my goal time by over 2 minutes and didn't get injured...I'll take it! . . . . . #trailrunning #trailrun #running #dinoseries #southwestwaypark #indyrunners #hipsurgery #triathlete #spartantraining #antiquit #multisport #endurance #fitness #spartantraining #swimbikerun #wearespartan #ocr #mudrun #mudgear #inov8
🎶🎵 Get out of your own way, oh, I • I could sing it to you all night, all night • If I could, I'd make it alright, alright • Nothing's stopping you except what's inside • I can help you, but it's your fight, your fight • Fight back🎵🎶 • Longest run since Dopey...done! It was SO humid. My friend, Lauren and I took turns pushing her son in the stroller for the first 12 miles and I went our and finished off the rest. Actually misjudged my turnaround point so I went slightly over. So sweaty. But thanks for those salt tabs Lauren...that was a big help. Also...my @jessiegraffpwr tank arrived in the mail yesterday so I had to wear it out today. Happy Saturday, friends!
I'm resting today to let the injection do it's job. I came across a memory from two years ago and found it interesting to see how much my daughter and I have both changed since then. She's gotten a lot taller and is only 3/4 of an inch shorter than I am. My own change from then to now has been losing over 30 pounds and probably as many inches while experiencing a positive mental shift and truly loving myself the way I deserve. Do you realize that you fully deserve the same?
omg you have NO IDEA how good it feels to run a 5k in 30 minutes again 🙌🏼 I’m convinced my surgeon is the very best in the country. I read everything I could on hip labral tears prior to surgery.... lots of positive stories, but lots of long slow recoveries. My surgery was less than 6 months ago and I feel AMAZING. I have zero pain and feel stronger each and everyday. I was running about 11mile pace until my second mile and then decided to see what I could do. I still have a long way to go until I’m back at my best running ability, but I’m coming for those PRs again. 3 months until RACE DAY!!!!
Just hanging out with her gym bag after physical therapy. 💪🏻Don’t worry, the therapy is for me, not Lincoln. Tendonitis is slowly improving. There are good days and bad, but I finally got cleared to use crutches less. 🎉 Being in constant pain sucks. Feeling like you can’t do everything you want to do to be a good mom is even worse. Turns out this foot injury is fallout from my hip not being strong after hip surgery two+ years ago (thanks pregnancy). I am grateful that my PTs figured that out and have me on a regimen to improve. My neck pain has never improved so seeing a change here is so nice. Also grateful this little firecracker can come to physical therapy with me. 🙌🏻 • • • • • #chronicpainmama #lincolnlottie #chronicpainwarrior #gymbag #chronicpain #baby #chronicpainsucks #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapylife #tendonitis #hiplabraltear #hiplabralrepair #inflammation #lakeway #lakewaytx #foottendonitis #gottagettagund #beecavetx #beecavemama #gund #honestmotherhood #therealinstamoms #honestparenting #onabench #uniteinmotherhood #candidchildhood #atx #atxmamas #chronicpainlife #motionislotion
Hit a new deadlift PR on my birthday! 💪🎂🏋️♀️No video so post workout selfie will do. #215deadlift #37yearsyoung #birthdayworkout #deadlift #womenwholift #barbellapparel #dreesperformancetraining #hiplabraltear
Today is a rest day. I went for an easy walk because my hips are feeling that treadmill run. And my hips always feel better with movement. Hence...why sitting for long periods of time doesn’t work for me. Still respectful of the rest...not a power walk...just a relaxing stroll to loosen up muscles and tight hip flexors. Happy Friday, friends!!
I'm glad I did my workout first before my appointment today to get an injection into my right hip. It is definitely not fun but few procedures using any kind of needle is (shots, anyone?). With this injection, they inserted the needle through the top of my thigh and into my hip joint. Now it's time to rest which includes taking my rest day tomorrow instead of Saturday. If you've had injections, ehat has been your experience?
Day 2 Post-Op: Sorry for not updating yesterday y’all. The pain is a little worse than I was expecting and it is really difficult not being able to do things by myself. 😓 Today the pain is still bad but I can move my hip/leg a little easier now and I think I finally got the hang of my fancy forearm crutches as well. 🤙🏼 I appreciate everyone’s love and support over the last few days. I have the greatest support system in the world. ❤️ . . . #hipfai #femoralacetabularimpingement #orthopedicsurgery #hipsurgery #hiparthroscopy #hiparthroscopyrecovery #hiplabraltear #hipimpingement #chronicallyillbabes #pain #flowers #postop #daytwo #babysteps
marathon training.... one treadmill run at a time
Stiff hips? I’m with you and that’s why I’m always looking for new ways to strengthen and mobilize after years of neglect and misuse. Found the “butterfly reach” recently and it’s been triggering some muscle activity I didn’t know existed. Try this ASAP!
That new shoe feeling! I have a love affair with the @newtonrunning shoes, having started to wear them back in 2012, when I was fitted for them at the factory in Boulder, CO. My favorite was the Distance 3 shoes...but I can’t find them in my size anymore on the internet. So...I decided to actually try the latest incarnation - the Distance 7! I think they are gorgeous! Can’t wait to break them in!
Welcome. Press Go. Run. • It was raining and thundering when I woke up this morning. Lightning had been flickering all night. I called my friend @surgtec46 to make sure she was up. But I wasn’t heading outside to run today. Not in that weather. • Adapt your plan to the circumstances you are in. Instead of weight machines at the gym, I turned on @fitnessblender and did a dynamic leg and core workout at home before moving to my PT stretches/exercises and hip strengtheners. • I took on the dreaded treadmill at the gym, taking care as to not push the pace on there and run easy and steady. Putting in the work doesn’t mean you always have to go all out. I can guarantee...if I am on a treadmill I am running slower than I would on the road. Some people push past speeds they can manage on the road...but my thought process is if I can’t do it with my own to legs...I am not doing it with the assist of a moving belt. Thankfully my run today was short and I didn’t get too bored on the treadmill. This is one of the few times you will find headphones in my ears while running. • Roll with the punches. Rest when you need to. Go hard when you have to. Walk if you need a break. But just keep moving forward. Our paths are never a straight-shot or smooth 100% of the time. Adapt. Overcome. Grow stronger for it. • HAPPY THURSDAY! 🌧⛈🌩
It’s great to hear when patients can go back to doing the things they love... #hip #knee #sugery #hipimpingement #hippain #hiplabraltear #earlyhiparthritis #hiparthroscopy #hiparthritis #kneearthritis #knee #surgeon #robotic #kneereplacement #surgery #consultant #acl #injury #reconstructive #manchester #physio #rehab #multidisciplinary #recovery #winstonkim
When it comes to exercising consistently, I've fallen off the exercise wagon more times than I want to recall. The last few years is actually the longest that I've stuck with it. The biggest difference this time is having people I can count on, support me and hold me accountable for showing up each day and pressing that play button. If you're having trouble sticking with exercise, would having support and accountability help you?
What’s getting me through this long recovery from hip surgery? Dreaming about running again. Counting down the months, days, and sometimes minutes.
FIRST TIME on the stair climber since my injury in April!!! And... I was able to do light weighted SQUATS!! Oh man, I’m so stinkin excited!! Now I need to make sure I don’t push it 😬 20 floors on the stair climber, elliptical, and an hour of training = ONE HAPPY KATIE!!! Fingers crossed this amniofix is working!!! THANK YOU for all the prayers you guys!!! ❤️💪🏼 #fit #fitfam #amniofix #hiplabraltear #stemcelltherapy #happymama #endorphins #happyandhealthy #exercise #cleaneating #healthylifestyle #soexcited #sothankful #gratitude #gymlife #cantwaittorun #healingtakestime
When your trainer adds your story to his website... it’s an amazing feeling! I worked through a shredded hip the last 6 months, in the gym 4 days a week dripping sweat, pushing weights and doing cardio! People make so many excuses (I know I made them for so many years) if you want it bad enough you’ll get up off your ass, put down the fried chicken and work for it! Stop whining about the pain, it’s temporary. Believe it or not, you’ll eventually look forward to “good pain” an intense workout brings you! If you don’t you’ll stay right where you are! I’m telling you, that sick feeling, exhausted feeling, uncomfortable in your own skin... goes away and makes every step of the journey worth it! I wouldn’t have been a candidate for reconstruction had I still been 250lbs and so out of shape. This surgery has taken away all use of my left leg, which means my right leg, my core and upper body are having to do the work. Down almost 4 weeks now and haven’t gained an ounce (food is so important and yes I still cheat.. you aren’t required to be perfect) My journey is not over, once I can walk again I have 15 more lbs to go and have to start over toning.... but you can bet your ass as soon as surgeon says go, I’ll be back in that gym doing core and upper body! It’s a life style NOT a diet! #nixfit360 #mytrainerisbetterthanyours #mytrainerrocks #lifestyle #notadiet #myweightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #labrumreconstruction #labraltear #hiplabraltear #hipsurgery #thejourneycontinues #yourchoice #healthylifestyle #painistemporary #comingbackstronger #ididthis #over40andfit
Wonder Woman Wednesday Workout...DONE! ✅ It was Tempo Run Day...which I hate...but pushed through. Feels good to have it under my belt...but still feel like I have a long way to go. Comfortably hard pace in this humidity doesn’t feel comfortable at all. Work in progress and continually working on getting to where I need to be in less than 2 months. The whole time I was out there, I kept telling myself, “You are so strong.” I am slowly starting to believe it. Happy Wednesday, friends. What did you do to challenge yourself today?
Hey Y’all. 👋🏼 The procedure went beautifully, they were able to repair everything instead of having to remove the labrum. 🙌🏼 I’m definitely in some significant pain but my friends having been taking such good care of me and now I just need to rest and recover. 😌 Thank you everyone for the love and support I adore y’all so much. . . .#hipfai #hipsurgery #hiplabraltear #hiparthroscopy #hiparthroscopyrecovery #femoralacetabularimpingement #chronicallyillbabes
Thanks @sagithebeast for making me push harder. I used my 15s for this move where I had only been able to use 10s before. It feels good to get stronger and know that I'm building the strength to support my body. I'm going to need to invest in some more weight plates soon. How does getting stronger make you feel?
Hip Update / Fitness Update! - For the last 1-2 weeks I’ve been incorporating soccer into my training and implementing that for my cardio and also a space for me to be a little more mentally free! - As you can see I have a knee brace on because my knee pain has been increasing a TON. Why is that? - When I tore my hip, since it was so weak my weight was shifted to my next proceeding joint. My knee. It never flared up until my hip started becoming a real problem for me a couple years ago and now I’m experiencing that pain again, which kinda stinks but then again it’s kind of expected and I’m reintroducing a new stimulus to my body! - I also have trained legs FULLY in almost 10 days now (I’ve done some leg work but not a lot) because my pain only gets worse when I squat, lunge, etc. I am more so in this phase of “feeling” how I am and going from there. - I also did something last week that I never do which was take more than 1 day off from lifting and I can’t tell you how beneficial this was to my recovery and placing less stress on my body, I highly recommend if you’re not recovering properly to take extra days off as a reset, it’s about being smarter. - At first when I reintroduced soccer it was new to my body right. So now that it’s become the “norm” almost for my body it’s becoming adjusted because it’s a new stress that my body is working to stay at a happy homeostasis. - This pain I feel is feedback. - My body is telling me “Hey Ronaldo, maybe let’s cool it a bit?” Because also my body is remembering this pattern of training and is giving me feedback as to how it’s going. - Apply any pain you’re going through whether physically or mentally and realize that’s feedback. - Something needs to change. That’s the message being sent. - So what I did in my situation is adapted to the issue. I sought a brace to try and protect my knee. - The main message here is that you have to adapt to what situations are thrown your way. That’s what it’s about. Adapting in any situation and making the most out of it. 🤙 - Pursue your Purpose. Enrico
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Here we go, y’all. 😳 Terribly nervous and entirely too grouchy without coffee, but I’m ready. 🤙🏼 Catch ya on the flip side. . . . #hipfai #hipsurgery #hiplabraltear #hiparthroscopy #hiparthroscopyrecovery #femoralacetabularimpingement #fai #orthopedicandfracturespecialists #orthopedicsurgery #lefthip #chronicallyillbabes #warrior
If you read about how my 5K went at the @rundisney Dopey Challenge back in January...you will understand this picture. ⚠️🚫😂 Got to see some of the Perseid Meteor Shower this morning. That was very cool! Mostly worked on keeping my pace down for tomorrow’s Wonder Woman Wednesday Workout. Stay tuned for how that goes. For now...avoid traffic cones. That is an important PSA. 🚨 Happy Tuesday!
First day of school: SUCCESS 👌🏼 it’s going to be a great school year. 3 treadmill miles after work with a goal of waking up tomorrow morning to get my run in before school 🏃🏻♀️😴