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
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you a pubic ramus stress fracture, get LASIK.
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.
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
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
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?
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