I ran my 8th marathon this weekend in Limerick, Ireland, to cap a three+ year comeback. It was a long journey, but I learned a number of important lessons along the way. If you are only interested in the race report, skip the prologue! Prologue After the 2016 Boston Marathon, a disappointing race for me in … Continue reading Limerick Marathon – A Comeback Three Years in the Making
Tag: Injury Recovery
You CAN Recover From A Pelvic Stress Fracture In 3 Months
When I was diagnosed with a pelvic stress fracture in February, I was devastated. I was just about to begin training for my first marathon in two years after dealing with a nasty calf strain for half of 2017. And the prognosis, at least according to the Internet, was grim. My injury, to be exact, … Continue reading You CAN Recover From A Pelvic Stress Fracture In 3 Months
Pubic Ramus Stress Fracture, An Update
Not exercising doesn’t make for very interesting blogging, but I’m overdue for an update. I was kind of hoping that if I waited a bit long, I could come to you with news of a triumphant return. Alas. In my first post about my most recent injury, I laid out what led up to my … Continue reading Pubic Ramus Stress Fracture, An Update
When Injured, Get LASIK
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you a pubic ramus stress fracture, get LASIK.
Back on the Injury Train: Pubic Ramus Stress Fracture
Buckle in guys, this is a long one because the injury train is leaving the station and we’re on it. I really do have the worst luck, because not only do I end up injured often, but I end up with some unusual injuries. This time around it is a stress fracture of the pubic … Continue reading Back on the Injury Train: Pubic Ramus Stress Fracture
Race Recap: Penguin Pace 5K
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
Impatient for Progress
Muscular injuries are worse than skeletal. Way worse.
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.
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