My First Marathon After Astym Therapy!

My First Marathon After Astym Therapy!

I have wanted to run a marathon ever since I can remember. I’ve had 7 children in the past 15 years. My oldest is 15 and a half and my baby is now 20 months old. In between their pregnancies, births, and breastfeeding, I tried to stay in shape the best I could with occasional running but mostly walking and exercise video workouts.

Well after I had my last baby, nearly 2 years ago, I knew he was my last and decided that now was the time I would start training for my marathon I wanted to do. So last January of 2019 I began training.

By May, I was able to run the Ogden Utah half marathon. Right after I completed that race, I was starting to do longer runs and during one of my longer runs, I was just over 5 miles in when I stopped for a potty break, and when I headed back out the door my right side of my leg started to hurt so bad. I barely was able to walk home.

I asked a friend of mine who had previously done marathons and Ironman races if he knew of a physical therapist he could recommend to me. He told me to go see Chad Tenney at Utah Physical Therapy. I made an appointment right away because I knew I would only have a few months until October 5, 2019… the St. George Marathon that I had signed up for.

When I got to Chad, he assessed me and determined I needed to have Astym treatment on my leg. Eventually, he did both legs and it has worked miracles! He is very professional with his work and made it so that I was able to compete and finish my first marathon back in October!

During my training, I lost 60 lbs of excess weight and built some amazing muscles and friendships with the physical therapy office. I am now beginning to train for the Ogden full marathon in May of 2020… guess I’m hooked thanks to Chad, his office, and Astym therapy. Thank you!

Jennifer Tracy, Astym Patient
West Haven, Utah
Clinic: Utah Physical Therapy

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