Running, But Not A Runaway Bride

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. First and foremost, I married my best friend last month. The day was absolutely … Continue reading Running, But Not A Runaway Bride

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Building a Base with the Alter-G

If you follow this blog, you’ll know I’m just getting back into running again after the mother-of-all calf strains. I had quite the journey, including 22 weeks off of running. Luckily, I’m finally getting back to it a year after the initial injury, and I’m doing so with an amazing resource: the Alter-G. For those … Continue reading Building a Base with the Alter-G

Hitting the Nuclear Option: Autologous Blood Injection

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

The Long Road to Recovery

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

Training Update – August

After a rough July, August has been good to me. My fitness isn’t back 100 percent yet, but it’s getting there. I’m happy just to be running healthy right now. The focus this month was to rebuild my mileage and my aerobic fitness. That meant a lot of heart-rate based runs at slower-than-average paces for … Continue reading Training Update – August

Race Report: CASA Superhero 4 Miler and Midland Mile

This race report features double the fun after my double-header this weekend at the CASA Superhero 4 Miler and the Midland Mile. I don’t usually race twice in one weekend, but when I do, I do it in quest of a PR. So here’s the back story. Back in June when I was planning my … Continue reading Race Report: CASA Superhero 4 Miler and Midland Mile

Reflecting & Rebuilding

August is a new month, and I feel like a new person. After dealing with three different minor injuries in July, thankfully, August is shaping up well. After the calf issue I wrote about in my last post, I got back to running…only to have the tendons on the top of my opposite foot start … Continue reading Reflecting & Rebuilding