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

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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

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?

Confronting The Running Blues

The Boston Marathon was exactly one month ago today…and I’ve run less in the past month than any other month since I was sidelined due to injury more than 15 months ago—but this time, I’m not injured(ish). If you read my recap, you’ll know that Boston was a disappointing race for me. I know the … Continue reading Confronting The Running Blues

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

Phantom pains resolved…phew.

I was both smart and stupid in dealing with the phantom pains that I mentioned that I was feeling in my last post. I was smart, because I called up my sports doc and set up an appointment. I was stupid, because I was frustrated with the fact that the earliest appointment was a whole … Continue reading Phantom pains resolved…phew.

The Ghost of Injuries Past, Or A New Problem?

I’m now two solid weeks into my recovery and back to running for 30 min. segments, but now I’m faced with a new problem: phantom pains (I hope). In the past week, I finished my fourth — and last — day of run/walking and ran for a full 30 mins. without any walking three times … Continue reading The Ghost of Injuries Past, Or A New Problem?