Mom Knows Best : My Plan To Start Running To Win A 5K

Friday, January 22, 2016

My Plan To Start Running To Win A 5K

Check out some cool products from NatraCure that are great for runners.


   My New Years resolution is to start running again and win a 5K. Now when I talk about winning, it is not being the first person across the finish line, It is being one of the first 3 people in my age category. I am a runner by nature and I do quite well for my age. The only problem is I have not been able to run for over 6 months and this frustrates me. My running problems began over a year ago when I overtrained and had an Achille's tendon injury in my ankle. Through wearing a massive walking boot and supplements, my Achille's tendon recovered enough for me to start running again.


   I was able to run, but I still had some pain. Then I bought some new running shoes and experienced a couple of falls. It was not until the last fall that I realized that my new running shoes were the cause of my falls. I had purchased trail shoes and the tread of the shoe was getting caught in street cracks, causing me to fall. Here I thought I was just clumsy. The first two falls just had a lot of blood, but the last fall gave me a hamstring tear. That put me out of running for quite some time. I received physical therapy for my hamstring tear and my Achilles for two months. Physical therapy helped my injuries and I also learned about injury prevention and recovery. I learned that cold pack therapy helps with injuries and recovery. My therapist had this awesome big cold pack that helped my hamstring recover after I did therapy. I knew that I just had to have one. I knew that a FlexiKold Gel Cold Pack would be just the thing that would help when I started running again. This oversized cold pack is so awesome as it is flexible. I can practically use it anywhere there is pain or swelling. It folds up so I can store it in my fridge.




   I am ready to start running again, but I know I have to take it slow so I don't get any injuries. I have a new pair of shoes, yes I learned my lesson about my past running shoes, and I am ready to begin. I know I may experience some soreness when I start running again, but I am prepared with knowledge on how to treat it. I also have these cool Cold Therapy Socks that will help will my Achille's Tendon flare up. This is something that I may have to live with as the only alternative is surgery and that may not even help. I love that I can just put on a pair of socks after running and get cold therapy for immediate relief of pain and swelling. These socks come with a foot-length cold pack and a half-size cold pack. The socks have several different pockets to insert the cold packs into. I can choose to ice my bottom of my foot, my top of my foot, or the back of my foot. The socks keep the ice packs in place and I can get my cold therapy on my feet as I work on my computer.





   These two products from NatraCure are going to be great for the pain and soreness that I might/will experience with running. These products are just what I need to achieve my resolution of winning a 5K race. Check out some additional info about each product at the below links. NatraCure also sells many other products for innovative pain management solutions. I love that they have videos for all the products that they sell.






"These opinions are my own and I received the above-mentioned products to facilitate this post."

23 comments:

  1. Do you think these would be good to use even if you don't run as I have a lot of pain and discomfort in my back!

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  2. I don't really run, I go walking or jogging. This would be great to have though!

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  3. My husband and I are about to start getting ready to do a Savage Race so I may have to check these out as I am sure I am going to need something for the soreness! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Looks like you have a great set up for your run. I am planning to start running next week.

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  5. I wish you luck in coming in the top 3 in your age group, you are a very determined lady and I admire that :)

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  6. I too don't run but these look like I could use them for walking. Thanks!

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  7. These are super products. I know I would like the Cold Therapy Socks and I could really use them. Good luck.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  8. I jog, I exercise high powered sessions that sometimes leave my knees feeling battered. I feel your pain and wish you a quick recovery and enjoyable journey back to running.Those socks look real useful tho not too jazzy lol and you will win that 5k...its the taking part that matters right!

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  9. Oh my! That looks so painful. I'm glad you found some good solutions.

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  10. Hokey smoke that's a booboo. yeoouch. I have friends who run and they love it.

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  11. those socks looks awesome and i know quite a few runners who could use those

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  12. Ouch!! I used to run marathons and could have used these socks. Hope they help and good luck on the 5k!!

    Sarah
    Flip Flops and Furs

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  13. Yikes! That sure looks painful! I hate running. The one time I did a 5k I walked the whole time and at the end I was DONE and swore off running/walking for good lol

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  14. Oh- I wish I awas such fighter like you. Looks like you are all ready to get back on track! Good luck!

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  15. My husband was a runner for most of his life until his knees just gave out. Now he rides a bike. I hope you get back to form very soon and I'm sure you'll meet your goal

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  16. 2 of my kids run seriously. My oldest a marathon runner. this is such a helpful pack for runners

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  17. You're so strong but next time you should be careful.

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  18. These look like great products. I don't run, but I walk and I think the socks are perfect for this, too. Good luck and be careful in training.

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  19. Nice goal to start running again this year, good luck! I need to let my hubby know about these products since he has pain, too.

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  20. I am not runner actually. But I do walk and I can use it. Good luck for your run

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  21. How exciting to work towards winning a 5K! My husband and I started jogging about two years ago and have grown totally addicted to it. I used to not be able to understand runners, or the "runner's high" they all claimed to feel. Now I'm one of those people, and it has been pretty great. I haven't competed in any races, though... yet. Now you've got my wheels spinning.

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