Last weekend was a big one: I ran my first race in 14+ months! On Saturday, my husband and I made a trip up to Wayne, NJ, for the Penguin Pace, a new 5K course. I chose this race for a couple of reasons. First, the timing was right. I plan to begin training for … Continue reading Race Recap: Penguin Pace 5K
As I close out 2017 without a single race under my belt, I must say I’m a little bummed…but I’m starting to feel more optimistic about the future. When I wrote my 2016 Review and stated my 2017 goals, I was injured and disappointed that 2016 ended up being such a mediocre year after blowing … Continue reading Year in Review & 2018 Goals
Muscular injuries are worse than skeletal. Way worse.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been more than two months since my last post. I guess time flies when you are planning a wedding. A lot has happened, life-wise, in the past two months. Running-wise, the progress has been slow.
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