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

2017: The Calf Injury Odyssey

  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 was neither smooth nor straightforward. I’m happy to say now, though, that the future finally looks bright. During my road to recovery, my blog also took a hit. … Continue reading 2017: The Calf Injury Odyssey

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

Giving Your Body What It Needs: 4 Tips For Returning from Injury

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

Year in Review & 2017 Goals

As I close out 2016 with an injury, I must say I couldn’t be happier to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017. It sure has been one hell of a year. I started the year full of optimism. In 2015, I blew away all my goals, achieving PRs faster than I ever dreamed possible … Continue reading Year in Review & 2017 Goals

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

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