Sports Massage Therapy & Running

Hello and welcome to my little piece of the Internet! Through my blog, I intend to address a variety of topics that revolve around Massage Therapy, sports, and how to incorporate Massage Therapy treatments into training or athletic rehab.  On occasion, I will touch upon my career change on what it was like switching from the Film & Media industry to Massage Therapy and health care.  But, primarily, this blog will chronicle my journey on learning how to run.

Prior to embarking on this “running journey”, I played volleyball for more than 25 years, so my base fitness level is much different than what’s required for running long distances. Short bursts of speed, quick directional changes, jumping, sprinting… These are things my body is attuned to doing. I’ve now stopped playing volleyball, because it’s clear my body just hates it.  That being said, I’d like to stay active, so having worked at The Runner’s Academy for the last couple of years, I’ve learned a lot about efficient run gait and biomechanics. With the elite and experienced staff at The Runner’s Academy, I’d be a fool to let the knowledge I have at arm’s length go to waste.

I figured if I blogged about my taking up distance running, it would help keep myself honest with my training program and easily keep track of my progress.

So whether you’re a novice or experienced runner, perhaps you can pick up a tip or two, or just reminisce on how you, yourself, had gone through the aches and pains that I am about to encounter through run training.

Coming soon will be my blog,  on my first experience training for my first 5km event at the Becel Ride/Run for Heart.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy my future posts!

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