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Just Checking In by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon No one probably reads this thing, but I haven't killed it off because it is a good record for me of my running adventures and of how I've been healing after the surgery. An ... Read on »
Still Marathoning by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The last three years were interesting, to say the least. I've been raised to be strong and to always have a positive attitude. People would say that I'm lucky to get ... Read on »
More proof why the surgery was worth it... by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This last weekend we spent in Blanco, TX at a reunion with our college friends. I came back sad-happy. Happy because it was a TON of fun. Sad because - why can't life be a ... Read on »
Why Blogs Are Awesome, and So I'll Post Today by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This rankle situation is... um... special. It's been so long since surgery and because I'm not 100% yet, I start doubting the decision to have surgery. Which is insanity. ... Read on »
Happy 1st Birthday, New Ankle! by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Today, one year ago, I got an ankle surgery. I like to point out that it involved sawing my bones apart, removing damaged bone & cartilage from within the ankle joint, and ... Read on »
Week's Review & Ramblings by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Lately, I've been kinda NOT on top of things and feeling overwhelmed. I paid my AT&T bill late and that started a crap storm of giant proportions (their online system is "s ... Read on »
And the training begins.... by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon YIKES! I haven't posted here in TWO MONTHS!!! Whoa... tell me it ain't so. Life has been really good. The leg has been healing. Yes, "has been", and it still is. It's ... Read on »
How I Know I Can Sprint by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Saturday held a very interesting run for me. That day I graduated to a final stage in my running program. Now I'm running not in intervals but for as long as I can. Which ... Read on »
Boston!!! My Story (if you can call it that, haha) by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Boston. Aaaah, Boston! The closest I got to qualifying was at the San Diego Rock'n'Roll marathon during summer 2008. I was 16 seconds away from qualifying. That race w ... Read on »
A Well Deserved Easy Week by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I am very proud of myself. It feels good to say that. I mean, once you become an adult, no one ever tells you "I'm so proud of you!" Imagine your co-worker comes up and ... Read on »
Fun, Fun, Fun! by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Training is going very well. I'm getting stronger day by day. Today I had my second spin class (a week has passed from the first one), and it's amazing how much stronger I a ... Read on »
IT IS SO ON!!!!!! by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Alright, I had my PT check-up this AM where every part of my legs got measured, including the angles of my ankle's range of motion. Also, my balance strength, jumping abili ... Read on »
Slappin' Da Bass... Not Really, just building the base to prepare for a tri. by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I can't contain my excitement about the progress that I've been making over the last few weeks. My first triathlon since surgery is in early September, so I have 5 month ... Read on »
Work Paying Off! by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon How is it going, my dearest friends?? I'm doing pretty darn well. I got to go to PARIS! And Brussels! Yup, nothing to complain about. Well, I did complain about at th ... Read on »
In Your Face, RANKLE! by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Life is so deliciously good!!! And here's why! 1) I've been running! Well, only three times so far and it's all run/walk. I'm on the following plan: 30 secs run/90 secs w ... Read on »
A True Graduation by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I've committed a crime. A SIN, if you will. YESTERDAY, I RAN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SURGERY and didn't blog about it. In my defense, the post would have been something ... Read on »
Why Running is THE BEST! by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Right now I'm in the throws of my 5th (FIFTH) cold this winter season. The first three were manageable and didn't really affect my day to day life. These last two were and ... Read on »
I'm FREE to RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon 6 month check-up is in the bag, and the doc said I'm free to re-learn how to run and then get back at it!!!!!!!!! So, it's been kinda like this since the surgery First 2 ... Read on »
My Wet Dream by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Pardon the naughty title, but that, right there, is my wet dream. Being able to walk in high heels. Things you miss after a big surgery... Yes, I miss, miss, miss running. ... Read on »
Five Months Post-Op by Ulyana C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's been exactly 5 months since my ankle surgery where they cut into my joint and removed a chunk of bone with severely damaged cartilage and replaced it with that from a c ... Read on »