Five months into my current calf injury, I finally went with the nuclear option: an autologous blood injection (ABI). What does that mean? That means that yesterday a doctor took a vial of blood from my own arm and injected it right back into my leg, using an ultrasound to get the needle exactly into … Continue reading Hitting the Nuclear Option: Autologous Blood Injection
I don’t know about you, but I’m generally so bad at cross training. I find it incredibly difficult to get up the motivation. You see, running is my passion, my one true love. Anything else seems like such a burden. I will wake up at 5 a.m. on a Tuesday to run 12 miles before … Continue reading Peloton: My New Cross Training Secret Weapon
Well, I’m still hanging in strong as the world’s slowest healer. The good news, though, is there is clear evidence of progress. (And delicious donuts have been had.) As mentioned in my last post, my soleus calf strain is taking a painfully long time to heal. To recap, I was diagnosed with a strain in … Continue reading Stop, Donut Pass Go
I’m awarding myself a new superlative: world’s slowest healer. While I diligently followed my orthopedic doctor’s orders and the advice of my physical therapist (as well as my own hard-earned advice), it turns out my calf strain wasn’t quite healed when I got back to running in January. My recovery was going pretty well until … Continue reading The Long Road to Recovery
One of the hardest things about coming back from an injury is knowing how to balance a smart rehab program with your desire to get back to full strength as soon as possible. Trust me, I get it. It sucks to be at the top of our game and to feel like you’ve been set … Continue reading Giving Your Body What It Needs: 4 Tips For Returning from Injury
I had a great weekend of running in Charleston over the weekend, even though, for me, it only involved 10 minutes of actual running. On Friday, I made the trip down south with six other ladies from my running team for a fun girl’s weekend planned around the Charleston Marathon and half marathon. The original … Continue reading Spectating the Charleston Marathon and Returning to Running
Well, it appears I spoke too soon in my last post. At the end of October, I believed I was on the edge of a breakthrough. I had taken 10 days off running and built up my mileage slowly. I was running all my runs at an easy pace and I felt good. In November, … Continue reading Where Have I Been?