Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Healers!

Since I have been talking about recovery so much, people tend to ask me who I see for this or that. I figured that would make a great blog post!

Starting with my coach: Will Dillard

Some might not call your coach a healer, but mine is! Mine holds me back more than he pushes me. This is GREAT. I am a overacheiver, like most triathletes, and being held back is what I need! Before every race, I doubt if I am ready, but I know that coach doesn't let me hit a start line unless he truly believes I am ready! He believes in me, and he is invested in my success! I am very lucky to be working with Coach! This is NOT some internet coaching deal. I see my coach a LOT, and he answers all of my questions (and I have a LOT). We have been working together for 2.5 years already! He has taken me through my first marathon, 3 half ironmans, an ironman, and lots of other races. AND, I have improved. A. Lot.

Need a coach that seriously cares about you? Check out Coach Will:

My sports chiro: Josh Glass

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Oh man, what has Josh NOT done for me? Josh has helped me through every injury I have ever had. He is supportive, and always has my best interest in mind. He is an awesome chiropractor, and he is willing to try anything on me! Cold laser, alterg treadmills, pneumatic compression and anything else he has access to. I feel like a pro when I am in there!

My massage therapist: Sara Wolfgang

Where to even start with this one? I did write a whole post about it! I love this girl. She come to races with me, she makes time for me, and she is a dear friend. And she hurts a lot.

ART and Graston: Nik Delfavero

This is a new addition to Team Kacie, and I am super grateful. So grateful that my leg has bruises on it, and I can't touch my calf this morning :-) But really, he has been a huge help with my current issue!

My Nutritionist: Ilana Katz

I haven't seen her in a while, but I learned SO much from her, and I will continue to learn. I should probably go back :-) I called her and said, "I am a vegetarian training for an Ironman." And she said, "you should see me immediately." While lots of people have trouble with nutrition, especially the meatless type, I was fueled and healthy before, during, and after my 140.6. She is great.

Physical Therapists! And yes, that is plural!

Chris Olson
The Sports Rehabilitation Center, Atlanta, Georgia

She helped me through my first running injury in my hip. She is hilarious, and kept me laughing when I wanted to cry! She does dry needling, which is awesome. Her schedule is not conducive to mine anymore (we teachers are inflexible most of the year!) now I see....

Jessical Daniell at Neurosport in Buckhead

So far, she has been awesome. She also helps me with my swimming while we are talking, which is great. I have the up most faith that we will get through my current issue, but I will be stronger when I am done!

I am oh so very fortunate to have all of this help! As I add people, I will tell you more about it!

I am also adding the power of positive thinking to my arsenal :-)

Do you have people? Anyone have a kind of person (sport psych etc.) that are not on my list? We can't do this stuff alone, and it is always good to know that so many people have your back!


  1. Dang girl you got an entire entourage taking care of you. I needs to gets me some people!

  2. I have people, most notably, KACIE! Usually, working on a Thursday night until roughly 9ish isn't my idea of fun, but if Team Badass (Dardens) are in my room, it makes for a fun evening. Can't WAIT for Ironman St George! And to see you again! :)

  3. Jeff is right- you have an entourage. You rock!

  4. WOW!! I am jealous of all the care you have going on!! You rock, that is awesome!

  5. Entourage is perfect for you health. Glad you are back.

  6. I saw that picture of you two jumping in the air and started singing "More than a Feeling" by Boston. I don't know why. Just did.

    Rock on rockstar!