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Valentine: Running Shoes

Oh running shoes, how do I love thee Let me Count the ways….. You’re gently supportive without being too clingy. You stick with me mile after mile. You don’t mind when I replace you with a newer model. (Borrowed from active.com)

Are Custom Orthotics Worth It?

If you are a frequent visitor to Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas in Grapevine or Keller, TX, you probably already know about orthotics. Maybe you have even purchased orthotics.   A foot orthotic is an insole placed into the shoe that helps control foot position. There are two main types of orthotics: Functional and...

The Benefits of Yoga

Many runners feel that just running is enough activity to keep you happy and healthy. The older I get and the longer I run, I have come to realize that cross-training, stretching and strength training are very helpful in keeping me injury free. Yoga is a great way to stretch and get strength training at the...

Summer Heat Slowing Your Run?

The heat and humidity are back! Yes, I feel like I’m running on the face of the sun! But we have goals to reach! Remember that “Run 2,015 miles in 2015?” Yes, we’ve hit 1,000 miles, but we are a little behind our goal. So how should you adjust your training program as the summer...

Don’t Let Your Lawn be a Toe-Away Zone!

Another edition of “Stupid Things People Do to Hurt Themselves”: Lawn Mower Foot Injuries Your lawn could easily become a “toe-away” zone if you’re not careful when operating your lawn mowers. Just this weekend, while I was on call for FAANT, an unfortunate gentleman decided to mow his lawn in sandals, and ended up amputating...

Running During Pregnancy

So my last blog was about running after pregnancy. The questions that followed were more about running while pregnant. It seems that there are lots of women getting mixed messages about running while pregnant. Is it safe? The answer is, it depends. Let me start with I am not an OB/Gyn specialist. I am a...

Running After Pregnancy

So you are holding your new little bundle of joy, and after the first few weeks of sleepless nights and exhaustion are over, you start to think, “When can I get back to running? I feel FAT!” You are not alone! After having my first daughter, Alex, I started a marathon training program to lose...

A Plan For Returning to Running After Injury or Surgery

Returning to running after an injury or surgery is often frustrating to the runner, and also to their doctor! Most veteran runners start back too much, too soon and too fast. The opposite can also be true; newbie runners are often afraid to re-injure themselves so often are extremely cautious making themselves borderline paranoid in...

Spring is Here! Tips For Aging Runners

Spring has sprung in Texas after a crazy wet and icy winter in the DFW area. Rain, sleet, snow and ice have kept many runners on the dreadmill. If you follow this blog, you realize that Art and I are on a quest to run 2015 miles in 2015! This has been quite a challenge...

300 Miles Done! 1715 Miles to Goal of 2015 Miles in 2015!

It’s Snowmageddon in the DFW area this weekend. The Cowtown Marathon scheduled for tomorrow morning is up in the air at blog post time, and they’ve already cancelled the 5K and 10K today. Roads are icy and snow has actually accumulated! Crazy weather all over the US and yet we are all still getting our...