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
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
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
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
Muscular injuries are worse than skeletal. Way worse.
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.
The past year has been a tough one for me running wise. I injured my calf almost exactly one year ago and the road to recovery has been far from smooth. I’m happy to say now, though, that the future finally looks bright. During my road to recovery, my blog also took a hit. After … Continue reading 2017: The Calf Injury Odyssey
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
One of the hardest things about coming back from an injury is knowing how to balance a smart rehab program with your desire to get back to full strength as soon as possible. Trust me, I get it. It sucks to be at the top of our game and to feel like you’ve been set … Continue reading Giving Your Body What It Needs: 4 Tips For Returning from Injury