Ceci has had her bouts with illness and bodily injury as of late. Down but never out. Ceci goes on to explain...
"The program is fantastic. From the first day we ran/walked 1 mile to running 8, I just can't believe that I have been able to do this! I will turn 55 right before the race (December 29th) so this is a great milestone to show other "older" folks that they can do this too. I feel healthier (except the flu) than I have in years, and was able to water ski with the endurance of a 20 year old!
At first I was having severe pain in my knees, which I have never had problems like this before. Siene is so good though, she told me how to use a tennis ball to get deep into the VMO muscles, and that took care of it - no more pain there!
Things were going great until our 7 mile run, and about the last 1/4 mile I had a bad asthma attack. Thankfully I carried an inhaler and it soon passed. I have never had asthma before, but have seemed to develop sports induced asthma since starting to run the longer miles.
Then things were good the second 7 mile run. We started the 8th mile run and everything was great until the beginning of the 8th mile and my left IT band started hurting excruciatingly! I have had to rest it now, and tried last week to do the 6 mile run, but only could do 1 mile before it got bad. Siene is going to work with me to see what is going on, and I'm sure she will help me get past this. I'm determined to go the whole way, and I really would like to do the Triple Crown."
Last night the Lucky 13 met up in Encinitas to scoop up a pair of new kicks courtesy of Movin Shoes!
Our gratitude goes out to the staff at Movin Shoes for this fantastic opportunity!
Ceci from my vantage point is enjoying the program thus far. She appears to be a natural athlete and has the mindset of one. You can find Ceci running the track post workout to put a little extra effort in!