January 12, 2013

Monte Sano 15K results

Just stopping in really quickly to post the results of the Monte Sano 15K today. Yesterday, I went to the gym and could not run. At all. I tweaked my back again on Thursday by bending over to put pants on one of the twins. It's the little things that get ya when you're already messed up. 

So I stewed about what to do for this race. I tried calling several recommended-by-friends chiropractors, but no appointments fit my schedule. Finally I put in a call to my physical therapist to get some recommendations. One of his recommendations was Doug Charles, who happened (thank goodness!) to have an appointment at a time I could make yesterday. To say it was amazing is an understatement. That guy is gifted. He spent over an hour doing deep tissue work that had me gripping the table and then did an adjustment. I walked out of there a different person. 


I've been to lots of chiropractors, but none who seemed so intuitive and none who have helped me so tremendously in one visit. Plus he sings. A lot. And it was really fun and different and cool. Loved it. 

He strongly recommended that I not do the trail race. But you know how common sense does not always equal runner sense. I went up thinking that I would just see how the trails looked and how I felt. 

Trails looked bad (i.e. muddy), but I felt good. So I went for it. More details on the race in my recap, but my final time was 1:36?? and first place in age group. 


Plus I experimented with my clean eating fuel for the first time. I ground up medjool dates, walnuts, cocoa, cinnamon, coconut oil, and salt in the blender and put it in a ziploc. 


They did not stay in that form for long. I ended up biting off the end and squeezing out the contents. But it worked!

24 comments:

  1. Congrats on the race and the win!!!!! And that snack looks AMAZING! I have to try it. Did they work well?? Seems like they did!!

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  2. Congrats! You rocked the trails :)

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  3. They look yummy! I love all those ingredients, so not suprising.

    Glad you didn't get injured disobeying doctors orders! (that's why I avoid going which is also equally dumb)

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  4. Woohooo! Congrats on the win!! That race fuel looks delicious! Can't wait to hear how they worked!

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  5. I wish I could meet with this amazing chiropractor. I need some voodoo magic worked on my butt. Damn you, piriformis

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  6. Congrats on the race! Sorry you hurt your back but glad you found someone to help you out.

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  7. Congrats on the win. Sorry about your back but it sounds like you found a great person to work with.

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  8. NICEEE!! Congrats on the race and the first place. whoa, whoa, whoa!

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  9. Your snack looks delicious!!!! Congratulations on your placing, what an excellent achievement, you must be very pleased:) You are right common sense does not rule when it comes to runners.

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  10. I love your homemade race fuel! Congratulations on placing, too. Looking forward to the recap.

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  11. Congrats on finishing and placing. You are a rock star. And I love my chiro. I, too, have been able to walk out in one visit feeling amazing!! Miracle workers, I swear by them!

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  12. Awesome job! SO glad you found a great chiro too:)

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  13. Way to go! I've heard really good things about the Monte Sano races!

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  14. Congrats on first place!! That's awesome. You're fuel/treat/snack (not sure what to call it) actually sounds yummy.

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  15. Congrats on taking first in your AG! I saw some pictures from the race and it looked like it was muddy, wet, and dreary. Great job on the race!

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  16. Glad you found such a great chiro! They are worth their weight in gold I tell ya!! And it's hard to stay away from running when you feel like you can give it a go. I'm sure you are very happy that you listened to that inner voice and congrats on the win! And like everyone else, I would like to have the recipe for those "energy balls" or whatever they are called, please.

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  17. Loving your blog Lisa! You continuously crack me up, and as a Birmingham native I love catching glimpses of places I recognize (or deciding that I recognize them whether they're actually the places I think they are or not). Mostly you've got me excited to run some trails whenever I visit my parents - I didn't run a ton growing up and up and down Mountain Brook Parkway was about it (and got quite boring). Congrats on the race and thanks for the laughs!

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  18. Cool! Congrats on the race!!!

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  19. Darling picture, yummy looking fuel, and YES, love chiropractors and masseuses! I don't know how my body could stay happy without them. :)

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  20. Congrats on the age group win! Glad you found someone good to help with your back.

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  21. haha. love runner logic. congrats on the AG! how did the back feel post race?? and wondering how the fuel tasted.

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  22. Is that a phone in your pocket, or are you happy to finish 1st in your AG? :)

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  23. Congrats on your win! I love my chiropractor! He is a magic man... but he doesn't sing. Maybe I'll ask next time though.

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