Thursday, July 11, 2013

Waving My Banner All Over the Place

I'm back!

Ok well sorta... Only a few days a week and for verrrrry short distances, but nonetheless I'm getting out for a few miles a week. It's wayyy better than staring longingly at my shoes all day!


I did a test run at the beach (1 mile in about 10 minutes) and though things didn't feel perfect they didn't feel bad either. I did a 2-miler the next day (with one at 8:40! not bad for 6-months off) and another 1-mile run later in the week. The glute/hip/whatever is a little achey at first but warms/loosens up/I stop thinking about it after a little while. Striding with my right leg feels less-natural and I have to make a conscious effort to drive the leg forward. Not sure if that's super weakness from favoring that side of my body this whole time or what. Any ideas or suggestions on making this feel/be natural again? Both of my chiropractors said if it doesn't feel any worse during/after running that I can/should keep at it - slowly.


In other news - I was contacted by BuildASign (www.buildasign.com) about partnering up and decided to get a banner for my beloved CrossFit gym. We have the perfect spot to hang it in at our new facility (we're moving from 1600sq ft to 6000+ sq ft) and the owner/other members are excited to hang it from our team tent at local competitions we attend.

I ordered a 3x6 ft banner. The process was simple - you can upload your image to their site or use some of their "clipart" type stuff. They assured me the image looked good on their end before printing (I was worried it would be fuzzy when enlarged to 3x6 feet) and it shipped in a timely manner.


BuildASign is a true sign and banner maker business and the banner turned out great. The vinyl seems to be of decent quality and there is a grommet hole in each corner for reinforced hanging. My only complaint is that the side edges were not 'doubled up'/folded over the same way the top/bottom ones were for extra reinforcement. Overall it's a good quality banner and looks sharp in the new gym and will look awesome at upcoming competitions (including one this weekend!).

Disclaimer: The banner was provided to me free of charge in exchange for this product review. A 3x6ft banner would normally cost about $45, which seems reasonable to me. The opinions of the service and product received are my own.
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19 comments :

  1. You're back! Yay! And I think an 8:40 after 6 months off is certainly impressive. Whatever you were doing to cross train, you didn't loe much fitness!

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  2. How exciting to be back! And, running on the beach is tough stuff for anyone!!

    Have you tried any pool running or anything to get the motion back with less pounding?

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  3. I'm so excited that you are running again! And glad I follow you on instagram so I can check out all your fun travels.

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  4. Hooray for getting back into running! Not a bad pace either for all that time off. I like your CrossFit's new banner too.

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  5. Hooray for miles!!!! SO happy you are able to start getting out there again! Hope to join you soon.

    As for BuildASign, love them, have used them multiple times in the past and just ordered a banner from them last week for our running group, can't wait until it gets in tomorrow!

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  6. YES! And damn speedster. You're quicker having taken time off than I am running everyday. LOL! Hope it continues to feel ok.

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  7. Hopefully the running won't curtail your rural outhouse series of photographs

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  8. Wahoo!! Yea for running again! And dang, you can take that much time off and still run way faster than me any day of the week :)

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  9. Very very exciting! And speedy! Wow!

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  10. Yay for running! (even a little barefoot action it looked like...) :) I am not even going to talk about you being able to go super speedy after 6 months off. Nice job!!!

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  11. Great to see you running again! Take it easy but keep it up. You'll get stronger soon.

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  12. I'd be pretty excited about that 8:40 after all the time off! You must've been doing things right! So happy you can be back out running! :)

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  13. Happy for you Lindsay!
    You're back to running and I'm back to my beloved KB's! The planet is back in it's right alignment!!

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  14. Yay for running again!! I'm so happy for you! Hope you continue to feel great out there on the roads.

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  15. Good for you. You never feel as good as after you've gone for a run :)

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  16. You are so sweet to give me motivational words regarding my mojo when you're coming back from an injury. Thank you.

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  17. Great to see some miles on your running shoes. Slow and steady - One mile at a time.

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  18. So happy to hear you are getting some miles in. Praying many more painfree ones are in your future! Good on you for getting a banner for your CrossFit box.

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  19. Good to hear that you are back out there - if your right side feels weird, it could be due to imbalance between both sides, maybe strengthen more on 1 side to try to even it out? Hopefully it gets better over time.

    For the standing desk, I decided to just take it down. Seemed like my body wasn't ready to stand all day at once after sitting all the time at my desk. And my company won't buy me a full on standing desk. My job was just too hard to do from a standing desk since I have so much paper doing my job.

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