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

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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 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

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

Peloton: My New Cross Training Secret Weapon

I don’t know about you, but I’m generally so bad at cross training. I find it incredibly difficult to get up the motivation. You see, running is my passion, my one true love. Anything else seems like such a burden. I will wake up at 5 a.m. on a Tuesday to run 12 miles before … Continue reading Peloton: My New Cross Training Secret Weapon

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

Where Have I Been?

Well, it appears I spoke too soon in my last post. At the end of October, I believed I was on the edge of a breakthrough. I had taken 10 days off running and built up my mileage slowly. I was running all my runs at an easy pace and I felt good. In November, … Continue reading Where Have I Been?