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Picture of my daughter helping dad with cross training...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This is my daughter Emily helping daddy cross train by playing crunch catch. I basically would toss a ball to her then when I came back up she would have it in the air so I could catch it then toss it to her on the way down again. I figure it is a good way to get the kids involved instead of dad always being out doing something. I dont want them to resent my running all the time and right now i dont have much of a choice with the issues I have been having.

Foam roller has helped tremendously but it is like torture at first. It does get better right?
It does wonders for loosening up the IT band, back, quads, hammies and calves. I wanted to cry when I rolled out the affected IT band, it was brutal I admit but worth the effort. feeling better.

I also WALKED 1.5 miles on the treadmill (was going for 5K) at a nice easy going pace but at the first sign of discomfort i stopped it. Just trying to be smart about it. feel pretty good, not at all pushing it. This will probably be going on for quite sometime and I am mentally prepared for alternate routes. I am down but not out.

we will overcome!


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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/13/2010 9:27AM

    snap like you i also try to get my kids involved when i am doing exercise´s like as if i have the choice sometimes with my nearly two year old is my weight s my 7 year old makes me run as he runs away from me when he has done anything naughty and the 4 year old is my the pictures though.keep up the good work and hope syour foot heals shortly.sorry i am a bit behind on your blogs but don´t worry i am behind on everybodies blogs and am madly busy playing catch up.

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AMYSTRONG 11/11/2010 9:30PM

    I love when parents get their kids involved in fitness!

I had problems with my IT band in May and a friend gave me roller. It was very painful at first and took a week or so for it to go away. Just make sure you are not rolling it past your knee. Stay between your hip and above the knee.


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KAMAPERRY 11/11/2010 2:08PM

    Love this!!!!! emoticon

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CBAILEYC 11/11/2010 10:44AM

    What a great idea!

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REMEMBER2BME 11/11/2010 8:06AM

    This is fantastic. Just love the kid involvement. Wonder what I should be doing with my goldens. I still need to start that cross training.

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QUIT_SPARKPPL 11/11/2010 7:05AM

  This is so sweet & awesome all at the same time!

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MINNA72 11/11/2010 6:49AM

    Sweet photos! You'll be back on the trails soon, I am sure! Enjoy the cross training in the meantime!

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ELAOPET 11/11/2010 6:28AM

    loving this!!!!! emoticon
have a good day and happy recovery! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/10/2010 9:05PM

    What a cool idea!

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IBECCA 11/10/2010 8:53PM

    you will be up and running in no time!

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LOGOULD 11/10/2010 8:47PM

    So cool that you can share that time with your daughter. Glad you are being smart and letting the kinks and pains work their way out instead of trying to push through and doing some REAL damage.

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THETHESPIAN 11/10/2010 8:24PM

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ABSOLUTZER0 11/10/2010 8:04PM

    Good way to keep her involved. I am glad you are being safe and smart. We have to be able to do this forever, right?

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ETTEZEUS 11/10/2010 8:00PM

    Very cool! It is awesome to get your kids involved.

I love my foam roller!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 11/10/2010 8:00PM

    Sorry that you are down...but still kicking! Seems like we are both have a bit of a rough patch at the moment....I think the hardest part is the way it all affects me mentally.

Glad to see that your daughter is helping you out....not only are you keeping them involved, but you're also teaching them healthy habits! Great job on being an awesome role model!

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