Personal Stats

Well, the weekend has ended and Monday 11/16/09 has officially arrived! 

Normally, I would be a bummed, however after the AMAZING weekend I had I found myself in a great mood this morning when I woke up.  =)  Plus, it also helped to not feel so much pain in my knee when I got out of bed and walked to the bathroom.

Check out my below Personal Stats from yesterday’s race:

Personal Race Statistics
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Florida Hospital Celebration Health Founders Day 10k
Sunday, November 15, 2009

You placed 787 out of 1026 runners.


Age Group WOMEN — 30 THROUGH 34 you placed: 60 out of 96 runners.

Clock Time – 1:08:55 Chip Time – 1:07:54

Chip time = Exact time it takes to get from the start line to the finish line.
Clock time = Time it takes to get to the finish line from the sound of the air horn.

Your pace was 10:55.6 per mile.


If you enjoy running (or walking), I highly recommend registering and running (or walking) in a race!  Words just cannot express how much fun they are, how good they make you feel and all the positive energy you get from completing one.  I swear every time I finish a race I feel better about myself, it is an amazing feeling.  Check out your local running store/club for a list of upcoming races, I know you will not be disappointed!

Here are my eats for the day!

BREAKFAST (one slice of high-fiber whole wheat toast with peanut butter & sliced banana on top)

LUNCH (bowl of homemade chili w/cheese)

SNACK (no sugar added blueberry yogurt)

DINNER (bbq chicken wings, 1/2 a baked potato, corn off the cob & green bean salad)

I took today as REST DAY since I ran 6.2 miles yesterday and am still feeling a bit of knee pain, so I didn’t want to push it!  I will start back on my old schedule (see below) tomorrow:

  • TUESDAY – Gym (abs, upper body weights & cardio)
  • WEDNESDAY – Outside (2-3 mile run)
  • THURSDAY – Gym (abs, lower body weights & cardio)
  • SATURDAY – Outside (4+ mile runs)
  • MONDAY – Outside (2-3 mile run)




Running is a sport of passion; why else would we torture our bodies with miles of punishment every day? Running injuries are an unfortunate, but all too common, occurrence. Understanding a running injury is the key to effective treatment. Here you will find resources that explain common problems, and offer information about types of treatment for a running injury.

Hip & Thigh Injuries

  • Hip Bursitis
    Inflammation of the bursa over the outside of the hip joint, so-called trochanteric bursitis, can cause pain with hip movement. Treatment of hip bursitis is often effective, but the condition has a problem of coming back and sometimes becoming a persistent problem.
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
    Snapping hip syndrome is a word used to describe three distinct hip problems. The first is when the IT band snaps over the outside of the thigh. The second occurs when the deep hip flexor snaps over the front of the hip joint. Finally, tears of the cartilage, or labrum, around the hip socket can cause a snapping sensation.
  •  Iliotibial Band Syndrome
    The iliotibial band is a thick, fibrous band that spans from the hip to the shin; it lends stability to the knee joint, and is attached to muscles of the thigh. ITBS is caused when the band becomes inflamed and tender. 
  • Pulled Hamstring
    A pulled hamstring is a common sports injury, seen most commonly in sprinters. A pulled hamstring is a injury to the muscle called a hamstring strain. Treatment of a pulled hamstring is important for a speedy recovery.
  • Hip Stress Fractures
    Stress fractures of the hip are most common in athletes who participate in high-impact sports, such as long distance runners. Treatment usually is successful by avoiding the impact activities.

Knee Injuries

  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
    Also called “Runner’s Knee,” problems associated with the patella, or kneecap, are common in runners. The term runner’s knee may refer to several common injuries such as chondromalacia, patellar tendonitis, or generalized knee pain.
  • Dislocating Kneecap
    A dislocating kneecap causes acute symptoms during the dislocation, but can also lead to chronic knee pain. Patients who have a dislocating kneecap may improve with some specific physical therapy strengthening exercises.
  • Plica Syndrome
    Plica syndrome occurs when there is irritation of the lining of the knee joint. Part of the lining of the knee joint is more prominent in some individuals, and can form a so-called plica shelf. If this tissue becomes inflamed, it can cause knee pain.

Leg Injuries

  • Shin Splints
    Shin splints, like runner’s knee, is a term that describes a set of symptoms, not an actual diagnosis. Shin splint pain can be due to problems with the muscles, bone, or the attachment of the muscle to the bone.
  • Stress Fractures
    Stress fractures of the hip are usually seen in long distance runners, and much more commonly in women than in men. These injuries are usually seen in endurance athletes with deficient nutrition or eating disorders.
  • Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome
    Exercise induced compartment syndrome is a condition that causes pain over the front of the leg with activity. Patients with exercise induced compartment syndrome may require surgery, call a fasciotomy, to relieve their symptoms.

Ankle Injuries

  • Ankle Sprain
    Ankle sprains are common injuries that runners experience. Early recognition and treatment of this problem will help speed your recovery from ankle ligament injuries.
  • Achilles Tendonitis
    Achilles tendonitis is a painful condition of the tendon in the back of the ankle. Left untreated, Achilles tendonitis can lead to an increased risk of Achilles tendon rupture.

Foot Injuries

  • Plantar Fasciitis
    Plantar fasciitis is a syndrome of heel pain due to inflammation of the thick ligament of the base of the foot. A tight, inflamed plantar fascia can cause pain when walking or running, and lead to the formation of a heel spur.
  • Overpronation
    Pronation is a normal movement of the foot through the gait cycle. When this motion becomes excessive, overpronation can cause a variety by altering the normal mechanics of the gait cycle. Shoes to control excess foot motion can be helpful for overpronators.
  • Arch Pain
    Arch pain is a common foot complaint. Arch pain, also sometimes called a strain, often causes inflammation and a burning sensation under the arch of the foot. Treatment of arch pain often consists of adaptive footwear and inserts.

Avoiding Injuries

While this information should probably be first, many athletes, runners included, fail to take proper steps to avoid injury. Even with the most attentive preventative athlete, however, a running injury may still occur–such is the nature of the sport. Taking a few steps will decrease your chances of developing a serious problem: 


  1. Pam
    November 19, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Very nice blog. Congrats on your successes. I wanted to say that Plantar Fasciitis is a very painful condition that can be treated with lots of TLC. Check out this video for some plantar fasciitis exercises you can do to help treat the symptoms.

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