All good things must come to an end, right? For me, that means the end of my 16-month streak of staying injury free. Yesterday was my 9th day of no running due to an issue with my calf, right at the musculo-tendinous juncture where the Achilles’ tendon meets the base of the gastroc muscle. The … Continue reading When Injury Rears Its Ugly Head
I wrote a post reflecting on my recovery 100 miles in, and now that I’m at the one year mark, I thought it was about time to again step back and reflect. For those of you who are new to this blog, I started it last year to track my recovery when I had a tibial … Continue reading 365 Days Healed
If you would have told me in January what I would accomplish by the end of 2015, I would have told you that you are insane. This was me in January: I was injured and didn’t run for a total of 86 days. I spent 12 weeks in a boot, and three of those weeks … Continue reading Year in Review & 2016 Goals
In early May, I let you in on a secret: I wanted to PR in both of my June goal races, a 10K and a 5 miler. On the last day of this month, I’m happy to tell you that I accomplished that goal! It turns out June was a very good month for running. … Continue reading Pride 5 Miler — Another PR!
I ran my first planned race--the Oakley Mini 10k--on Saturday since coming back from injury, and I'm happy to tell you that I killed it! I miraculously woke up roughly on time on Saturday morning, despite the fact that I stupidly set a "weekday only" alarm on my phone. Thank goodness my bedroom gets a … Continue reading Finally, Some Validation
It is so easy to feel frustrated and slow when returning from injury. Regaining fitness is so much harder than losing it. You want to push yourself, but your body isn’t ready for it. Gains seem so incremental. It is so hard to focus on how far you’ve come, when all you can think about … Continue reading Testing Myself…the 10K
For better or worse, my approach to dealing with niggles during recovery has been to run through it, because boy have there been niggles. I feel like if I stopped running with each and every one, I’d never be able to build back to full strength! Luckily, that approach seems to be working (for the … Continue reading Never Ending Frustrations