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Recruiting the Transverse Abdominis – Postpartum PT

I had my second physical therapy appointment for my postpartum running issues and questions. My take-away from this appointment: it is really hard to recruit the transverse abdominis muscle when it hasn't been firing correctly for some time! If you remember, I haven't had any major issues or pain since having Cullen; I mostly wanted to find out if everything in my core was functioning properly, if there was anything else I should/could be doing to improve my running, and…

My Postpartum Physical Therapy Appointment

Fortunately, my return to running after having a baby has been a relatively easy transition for me. I feel so lucky I've only had a few minor things come up, and somehow (I'm still not entirely sure how) I have been able to run faster and set new PRs in almost every distance from the 10K to the marathon. Even though things were going relatively well for me, I still had a lot of questions pertaining to my body specifically:…

Changing Times

I am a planner. I love making lists, planning out every little detail, and then "simply" following through. This is a strengthen of mine, and it is "easy" to do. (Once I make up my indecisive mind.) But over the years I have learned that things don't always go as planned. (Surprise, surprise!) I used to try and plan out the next few years of my life, but something always caused my plans to change. So as much as I…