Netic Health
Online Physical Therapy with Netic Health

Over the last few months, I’ve been working with Netic Health. Originally I began using it while living in Napa Valley. My IT Bands became tight, and I had no place to turn. I found Netic Health as an easy resource for me to use in the comfort of my own home. Especially because during the time, much of California was still shut down.

When living in New Jersey (and even now looking back at life in NorCal), I was always close enough to drive to meet a PT in person. Now, living in the desert, I have to drive at least 70 miles to get out of the desert to get quality care. Sadly the coyotes or cacti don’t offer it. Even if you aren’t driving far, you can schedule Netic Health around your own busy needs and life. We all have busy lives and finding time to make a doctor’s appointment sometimes becomes the least of our priorities.

Over the summer, when the owners of Netic Health, Mathias and Louis, reached out to me, I was excited to try it.

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Run Local Santa Barbara Half Marathon (1:29.12) ME RUNNING
Run Local Santa Barbara Half Marathon (1:29.12)

I’ve wanted to get to Santa Barbara for a few months now, and the Run Local Santa Barbara Half Marathon seemed like a perfect excuse. As many people know, the last few years of running have not been great for me. Being quite frank, I just haven’t run well and haven’t been able to get out of the plateau I’ve been in since 2018.

I’ve often wondered, “will I ever run under 1:30 again”? Technically my time at the San Francisco Half Marathon was under 1:30, but we went the wrong way, and I ended up with a 1:31. That didn’t help the cause, and it felt like the harder I trained, the further I got from 1:30. Read More

Finish the Ride 5k (20:11) santa clarita me
Finish the Ride 5k (20:11)

On Sunday, I headed down to the Finish the Ride 5k in Santa Clarita. Why Ride? Why not run? The Finish the Ride also had several bike distances as well as a 10k. So it was primarily a ride. It’s funny; I didn’t plan to do multiple 5ks in a weekend but I found that one and decided to run. I am someone who really enjoys racing. If I could race every day of the week and not get injured and be financially responsible, I probably would. The lack of races is something I’ve struggled with during the pandemic.

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Whittier Spooktacular 5K (20:09)
Whittier Spooktacular 5K (20:09)

Over the weekend, I ran the Whittier Spooktacular 5K. While 20:09 isn’t my best, and far from it, it was a fairly chaotic morning. I arrived at the start at 7:30. For some reason, I thought the race started at 8:30 am, but it started at 8. Luckily the race didn’t start any earlier because I probably wouldn’t have made it.

Before that, I spent the better part of the week in Anaheim and stumbled upon the Whittier Spooktacular 5K the day before. Why not? I should have done a little more research, including figuring out when the race started and realizing the 5k had close to 200 feet of elevation.

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Spacerock Trail Half Marathon (2:30.04) me running
Spacerock Trail Half Marathon (2:30.04)

When I found out about the Spacerock Trail Half Marathon, I knew I wanted to run. I also knew it would be challenging. I traveled back from the East Coast that Wednesday; I felt tired Thursday and Friday but figured: I was waking up early (3:30 am) and crashing early at 7 pm, so I would probably be fine. The worst case was I would be tired and just wouldn’t run. I would be sad but it would be fine.

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