Me On The AlterG

Since becoming a part of Spring Valley Chiropractic in February, I have had the privilege of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ at my disposal.  Between then and now I had been training for a half marathon that I completed in April.  My time for the Big D Half Marathon was 2:42:08 averaging about 12:30/mile.  Not bad for my first endurance event.  Lately I have been doing my entire running on the AlterG playing around with factors such as body percentage, speed, and inline.  Here are two examples of workouts that I have done: Continue reading “Me On The AlterG”

The Gift of Running | Week 2

Ever since I started walking, post-hemorrhage, the goal has been to relearn how to run on my own.  At the beginning of each year, I sit down and work out a set of realistic goals for recovery in that year.  Every year, at the top of my goal list is the following goal:

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Run Training on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

At Spring Valley Chiropractic, the majority of our patients are athletes, usually runners, cyclist or triathletes (or all three).  I recently began working with a patient that was having difficulty running without pain.  After my initial examination and ruling out a stress fracture, my first course of action was to place my patient on the AlterG so that he could resume running pain free. Continue reading “Run Training on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill”

Women Who Run | Part 2

Last week I told you how I became a runner. Six months into it, running was no longer solely about fitness and weight loss. Running had become something important I shared with friends. When I became injured, I felt like a big part of my world was taken from me. Continue reading “Women Who Run | Part 2”

Women Who Run

There are a lot of women running groups out there that have prompted us to start an going post called  – “Women Who Run.”  We are calling out to all women to share their stories of their team, their best running friends and family to relate and reflect with us to continue on with this great category.  Kim is going to kick off with the first posting. Continue reading “Women Who Run”

Weightloss Wednesdays: Week 5

I am 28 days in and I lost 1 lb. That is a total of 5 lbs loss. As you can see I have been working out a lot so I have a feeling that I am gaining muscle because I feel as if that number should be higher. I am getting my body fat measured finally Friday.

I started experiencing quad pain that was progressively worse on Sunday. I could not even walk without limping.  I saw Dr Riggs on Monday and in his professional opinion he thinks it may be in my hip and referring to my quad. He referred me to Ortho and to get an MRI. I will post results as soon as I get more information. Dr Riggs also told me that I need to take a break from running and only run on the AlterG at a percentage that is tolerable.

If any of you been able to try the AlterG since my lost post? If you have please let me know what you thought about the experience.

Here is my daily exercise log:

4/21/10 – ran on the AlterG for 15 minutes at 70% body weight at a speed of 7mph, Crossfit, Camp Gladiator

4/22/10 – Easy run 30 minutes with sprint intervals

4/23/10 – ran on the AlterG for 30 minutes at 75% body weight at a speed of 7mph, Crossfit

4/24/10 – 1 Hour of Yoga

4/25/10 – Tried to run, my leg was extremely painful lasted 5 minutes

4/26/10 – ran on the AlterG for 17 minutes at 70% body weight and a speed of 7mph; my quads were a bit painful, Crossfit

4/27/10 – Crossfit

Made it this far and more to come with upcoming posts!  Please feel free to comment below and share any tips or feedback you have.


The Gift of Running

[We would like to introduce Paty.  Paty is a stroke victim who visits the AlterG office frequently to use the Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ as a training tool to run again on her own.  She has been kind enough to share her story with us and will continue to update us on her progress throughout her goal advancements.] Continue reading “The Gift of Running”