Monthly Archives: February 2013

What to do about Plantar Faciitis

Foot pain is well known to strike fear in running athletes. Plantar faciitis in particular can be a long standing issue if not identified early and proper treatments put into place. It is characterized by pain in the bottom of … Continue reading

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On: 3 days of Spinach

Last weekend my husband and I joined a group of friends for a long weekend in Sunriver, an adventure resort town in Central Oregon: prime location for skiing, snowshoeing, gorgeous runs and relaxation. We bought two large containers of spinach … Continue reading

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Pelvic Pain

One of my areas of specialization as a physical therapist is in pelvic pain. People come in to my clinic across the age span for treatment of this often debilitating condition. I see it in new moms, runners, people who … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Polenta Lasagna

Gluten Free Polenta Lasagna Polenta is a saving grace for the gluten intolerant.  I enjoy using it for a myriad of different recipes, including substitution as flat noodles for lasagna. It is fat free, and easy to digest. My recipe … Continue reading

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On: Pre-Race Rituals

While I’m not superstitious, I do observe a comfortable routine the week leading up to a race or event that I feel gives me confidence and helps me perform my best. Rituals and routines give us a mental framework to … Continue reading

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Piper’s Gluten free Biscuits

This recipe comes courtesy of a burgeoning chemistry maven. This young lady was recently accepted in medical school, and her hope is to educate her patients in nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. I have her to thank for introducing me … Continue reading

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Pushing through Illness and Injury: When to Exercise, When to Rest

Today is Friday. It has been one week since my last run, and I am getting restless.  The reason for the break in training is this: I have the chest congestion, headache, sore throat, body ache bug that seems to … Continue reading

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