Archive | March, 2010

Foot is in Pain. Yuck! (Update)

27 Mar

Back in January, my left foot hurts. I have been using the P.R.I.C.E. (protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation) recovery method. It is feeling a lot better now and I feel the strength is coming back in my foot. Not fully though, I am only referring to the strength that allow me to jump and run a little bit.

I still feel some tension and soreness in the muscles of the foot especially after an intensive work out.  So I use a tennis ball to relieve the tension in my sore foot. I push my foot into the tennis ball until I feel a light pressure. I keep rolling until I feel the muscular tightness is decreasing.  I also use sports tape to supports my sore and injured muscles on my foot during excerise.  Apparently I find KT Tape is the best sport tape comparing those compression bands or wraps.  It is not slippery and easy to apply. No more ‘mummy-like’ taping and that is awesome.

This is a long road of recovery and I do not like it at all.  This rehabilitation is a such a pain in the ass. Sign!

Well Done, Vancouver!

7 Mar

I just returned to my blog for the first time in almost a month to tell you that yes, I am incredibly busy having fun and haven’t had the chance to post any updates.

Yes, yes and yes!! What an amazing couple of weeks. I have never been so “into” the Olympics until these games. I am sooo proud to be Canadian. Not just about all the medals but to see the flag going up, the people singing the anthem and over all, the amazing job Vancouver did with the hosting.

I am kind of sad to see the Olympic games ended, I have watched more of games in this olympics then any other olympic games, perhaps that they were in Canada, I just felt more connected to it. Seeing all the crowds of red mitts in the streets, it must have been an awesome experience for me.

The Olympics gave me feelings of inspiration, hope, laughter and tears. But it was not a moment for me but a pride for our country as we all sang, “Oh CANADA” so many times!

This place was rocking right before and during the game with some incredible energy and people in town. The energy of the crowds was something I’ve never felt before. Truly amazing to be around with so many people from all over the world who are so excited and happy.

This is my perfect city Vancouver. I think Vancouver did Canada proud, this felt like one of the most hospitable winter olympics games yet.

Thank you Vancouver.
Thank you Canada.