When Recovery Breeds Optimism

This month has been all about recovery. My summer vacation and the Bronx 10 Miler left me hobbled, and it was time to get back to basics. After the Bronx 10 Miler I took 10 days off, and then eased back in with a couple short runs. I started my build up the week of … Continue reading When Recovery Breeds Optimism

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Race Recap: Bronx 10-Miler

Before I get into this race, I think it would be helpful to provide a little background. My original goal for the summer was to focus on short distances (i.e. not the marathon distance) all through the summer and fall. The plan was to run a bunch of 5k, 5 mile, 1 mile races, culminating … Continue reading Race Recap: Bronx 10-Miler

Back from Vacation, and maybe back to running soon?

I’ve been remiss in my blogging. I went on vacation and got out of my routine, and oh, how hard it is to get back to it! As an update on my vacation – it was fantastic. We went to Switzerland and Iceland, via the Iceland Air Stopover program. Each country is stunningly beautiful in … Continue reading Back from Vacation, and maybe back to running soon?

When Injury Rears Its Ugly Head

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

365 Days Healed

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

Philly Training: Taper & Race Week

Race week is already here. What?! The hard work is done, and now all I need to focus on is not doing anything stupid to injure myself and not checking the weather too much and driving myself crazy. Harder said than done. Exhibit A: the crescent roll incident. With just one, easy 3 mile shakeout … Continue reading Philly Training: Taper & Race Week

Never Ending Frustrations

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