Mission accomplished! I ran my second half marathon ever and did it without stopping. Sure, I may have choked on water at the rest stops I jogged through and felt like I was hobbling through the last three miles, but I never stopped. I finished in just over two hours and two minutes, so I have a goal to aim for next year. I WILL finish in under two hours.

Considering that my training background is more in speed and power I was pleased with finishing in a decent time and without stopping to walk. It all has to be credited to relatively consistent training and solid preparation in the days leading up to the race. I have learned to be more forgiving toward myself in my training because things can always be modified.

Dr. Kristen A Lattimore, PT, DPT, CSCS, CMTPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. She has also had experience as an athlete and coach of the speed and jumping side of Track and Field. She is passionate about integrating her knowledge and experience with fast and powerful exercise into the practice of physical therapy. She also enjoys working with patients whose concerns and complaints have been overlooked and perpetually deferred to the next medical professional. 

Kristen continues to challenge herself with varied exercises including interval running, weight lifting, yoga, and Pilates. She is passionate about making her patients their best selves and adding power and intensity back into physical therapy. She can be reached at [email protected].