Stopped in my tracks

Stopped in my tracks

I hadn’t run in about four years. I was never a great runner, but I loved it. After I got hit with sciatica and had some neck problems, I was stopped in my tracks. I was finished. Total bummer. I really liked running. Then I kept hearing about Hoka One Ones.               Lots of long distance runners love them and when a guy I know who runs lots of marathons came into REI and bought six pairs for his entire family at Christmas, I started thinking about running again. Maybe they would be the answer to my neck problem so why not give them a go? And so I bought some. Loved them. They put me in great running position so my neck didn’t hurt and I chose the minimalist Clifton, and with that marshmallowy cushion, I was in heaven. Until….pain in my hips. My hip flexors to be exact. Could not believe it. What the heck? Am I going to have to stop again? Then I went on a cruise and met this guy, Dave Scott, six time Hawaii Triathlon Ironman winner. He’s also the new spokesperson for the Aquatic Training Vessel over at Marquis Spas.                     He and his partner, Christine Bell, both emphasized the importance of having¬†your hip flexors working well which means you’ve got to have strong glutes. That’s right, your butt has got to be in shape, giving a whole new meaning to ‘baby got back’! I have run a couple of times since I got to France. Feels...
Where have I been?

Where have I been?

              Bonjour mes amis! Does that give it away? Sorry I’ve been missing for so long. It has been a whirlwind of a month and I’ve neglected to write here. ¬†Where have I been? My husband’s work takes us here and there, but for now, we have landed in Lyon, France for three months and I am loving our maison loin de la maison! Oui! We have been here a week and already comfortable with negotiating the city, as we have had short visits here many times in the past. I already have my favorite grocery and best of all, a favorite boulangerie, a place for baguettes and pastries, but ooh la la, I am going to have to pace myself when it comes to those pastries! Our own home is being occupied by a dear friend, which leaves us worry free on that front and so there you have it. As for Radical Aging, I have so much on my mind to share with you here over the next few weeks. I have hit some barriers in my running and want to share with you what’s happening, and possibly some insights. I also want to talk about writing and what the process can do for you. And, if all goes well, I hope to share some video. Until then, Keep RAging!...