Let’s face it...not ALL of us love downhill running. For those of us that don’t fancy the quad thrashing, knee aching, fear of falling, good time- there are a few secrets I am about to let you in on. Something that is going to take your descending from pounding - to flying!
There is nothing better than an early morning burn powering up the steep side of the “M”. There is a coolness in the morning air before the heat of the day starts to build. Amidst the morning dew and the Spring wildflowers, you are climbing.
I was born with funky legs. From the time I was a kid until I was a 27-year-old adult, I suffered from my patellas (knee caps) dislocating constantly. This caused a whole plethora of problems, ranging from damage inside the knee joint to back injuries due to the falls I would take when my knee would spontaneously protrude from the side of my leg. I underwent surgery about 10 years ago and had both of my legs realigned. It has been a incredible journey since then. I went from not being able to do a lot of things physically to being able to triumph over my funky legs and become a avid runner and climber.
I had never had PT before and in my head I imagined old people in white coats and everything being sterile and, quite frankly, boring. My experience with PT Elite could not have been more different, it was a breath of fresh PT air.
Thanks to the Team at BRC, I had an opportunity to check out the new Spring line and am excited to give you a breakdown on the shoes that we get asked about most! Plus, a little insight into what PT Elite Staffers are currently wearing.
The energy in food does not transfer directly to cells for biologic work. “Macronutrient energy” releases and funnels through the energy-rich compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Athletes are always looking for validation that their training is paying dividends. If the plan is working, then head down and carry on. But what happens when you plateau or want to take your performance to the next level?
Any athlete, coach, or healthcare provider who discourages endurance athletes from strength training is stuck in the past, and doing themselves or their athlete a terrible disservice.
Every time I came in to PT Elite, Jess and Jen would renew my hope. I think every time I came in, I would ask them if I would be able to race. They didn’t give a default “yes,” but they gave me an honest answer with reassurance that we would keep working. Jess always could tell what tissues were bothering me, even when I didn’t bring them up, and Jen always knew what areas needed strengthening, since she had personally been through the same obstacles.
I’m not really sure why I even searched out PT Elite, I guess there was this smothered fire within me, barely still alive, that was yearning for a miracle.