I have worked very hard over the last 12 years to be able to call myself a runner. Even with kids and a busy schedule, I wake up early every day to hit the pavement and log 20-30 miles per week, year around. I'm not a natural born runner. In fact, I have had to work on my stride and constantly battle chronic aches and pains. I have had plantar fasciitis with throbbing heal pain for 18 months, a torn hamstring that I nursed for 2 years, and finally fractured my fibula when I rolled my ankle last summer. I started seeing a great physical therapist weekly, visited the chiropractor twice a month, and still, had to grit my teeth through my ten mile runs on the weekends. The physical therapist said that a large part of my problem was due to muscle imbalances. I convinced my husband to allow me to discuss a program with Dan. Dan was very knowledgeable, helpful, and very patient with my many questions. After working with Dan for three months, my perspective on training and nutrition has changed. He has taught me the importance of rest and recovery, listening to my body, and training efficiently.
Through Dan's direction I am building physical strength, muscle balance, core stability, and emotional confidence. Most of all, I am running pain free! With his help, and a wonderful support group of woman, I am fit and healthy for the first time in a very long time. My running feels good and plan on keeping it up for a long, long time.