Osteoarthritis Can Strike at Any Time

Race Day Bling

Race Day Bling

It seems like just yesterday I was running across a finish line. It was just a two weeks ago that I was sweating in a Bikram Yoga class. Friday I received the answer to a nagging issue. I didn’t like the answer, but I was happy to have it.

Leukemia took the life of someone I loved and I ended up becoming a runner because of it, thanks to Team in Training.  As soon as my mileage increased, I started having issues with my IT Band and my hips. The IT band issues eventually went away after some strength training, but I’ve been battling the hip issues for a long time. I’ve gone through chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, working with a personal trainer, and while all worked for a while, the hip pain had a funny way of coming back.

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Mindset and Body

Mind Body Connection

Mind Body Connection

So, yesterday I went to my first Bikram yoga class, a.k.a. “hot yoga”. I have friends that take or have taken Bikram classes and I’ve heard stories about passing out, having to leave, and my personal nightmare – throwing up in class. Trying something new can feel awkward, uncomfortable or downright intimidating. But you should do it anyway.

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