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
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
Stop, Donut Pass Go
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
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