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Unsung Hero

Picture from USA Today If you only watched the US Open Tennis final on Sunday, you would have seen the coronation of Rafael Nadal winning his second of four major championships. That story in itself is incredible, keeping in mind over the last couple years Nadal had major injuries that kept him from competing at a high level.   In a similar timeline, South African Kevin Anderson, an athlete Nadal played against his youth, was up against a major hip injury and looked to not compete again in 2017. He worked his way back from injury, being ranked #80 to having the best tournament of his life and making the US Open final. Unfortunately, he ran into a mack truck in one of the greatest tennis players of all time.  However, as I went to the semi-final I can tell you he made many South African’s who attended very happy and gained many new local fans with his high octane offense. Sometimes when it you don’t see the end of the tunnel in site, you …

I’m Inflexible!

Photo by Alberto Restifo on Unsplash My backwards flexibility is a 2/10…and I’m excited.  I’ve moved on from working the physio on the ankle now to my mid spine. The ankle is healed, I’m running! Time to work on the next foundational part of my game.  If discovery is the foundation of sales, functional mobility is the foundation of running.  My back has always given me problems in past races. Severe back spasms. Cause: weak core, lack of flexibility in the spine, over extension and over use.  I’m excited to know I’ve been able to make it through many desert runs with weak hip flexers, poor posture and weak core! My yoga instructor told me so over the year many times. I didn’t disagree, I just didn’t know how or wasn’t ready to put focus on it everyday.  Two lacrosse balls (tied into a sport sock!) in the mid back 10 min a day + some other posture routines.  If I can open up the spine, I open up the lungs, stability in the core and new possibilities for …