Entries by Kaitlyn

Boston Marathon 2022 – Maybe the Majors are not for me.

 Why has it taken me so long to sit down and write about my first Boston experience? Partially because life gets away from you when you are traveling and juggling a career and life. But mostly because I have had a hard time processing all that it was, and the emotional dump that followed hit […]

How I Ended Up a Business Owner/Why Cash-Based PT

Why cash-based care? Since branching out on our own, my business partner and I have extensively discussed the options around whether or not to jump through all the flaming hoops to get credentialed to accept everyone’s insurance. Working with insurance is such a common practice in today’s medical system that many of our patients just […]

Girls Win Races Too.

Lately I have been avoiding the news and media because it’s honestly pretty depressing and I found getting too deep into it was not contributing to my overall well being. However, my dad called me and followed up with an article link last week that I just can’t ignore because my blood is still boiling.  […]

Whitefish Marathon Recap

I have to give a huge shout out to the team who put on the Whitefish Marathon (formerly Two Bear Marathon) this year because they made it look like it went off without a hitch. Here are my thoughts and reflections from race day now that the soreness in my legs has returned to an […]

Winter Training Gear

Growing up in the PNW I am accustomed to being able to continue training throughout the winter without significant interruption as long as you have a nice headlamp and don’t mind being wet (because let’s be real, no running jacket I have ever tried is actually waterproof if it still breathes – I dare someone […]

Tendons Love Load

Once we are fairly certain we are dealing with a TENDON disorder… Where do we go from here?  The #1 rule to remember is that TENDONS LOVE LOAD. Absolute rest is rarely ever indicated for promoting tendon recovery. However, that does not mean that pushing through your normal training is magically going to heal it. […]

Injury Management: Bone vs. Soft Tissue Injuries

When faced with a new ache or pain, it is natural to try and figure out the cause. For runners, 90+% of the time it is due to some change in training load that likely was too much and/or too soon, and results in overuse type injury. One of the first determinations to make is […]

Injury Management

I’ve been dealing with some foot pain ever since the Spokane Half Marathon 2 weeks ago. It’s likely come up thanks to a combo of trying to recover from a marathon the month before and some inconsistent training in between. Whenever I have to go through the process of cutting back mileage and incorporating rehab […]

When Can I Start Training Again?

It’s been just over 2 weeks since racing in Bozeman, which for some reason is a “timeline” that the running community puts out there as appropriate for everyone to start training again after a big race. I am here to bet a significant amount of money (that I definitely don’t have) that: 99% of runners […]

Bozeman Marathon Recap

I feel it’s always important to take a minute to reflect on races – with how much time and effort we put into training, it’s funny how quickly we move on after they are over without celebrating strengths and considering weaknesses before focusing on the next challenge. Here are a few of my thoughts following […]