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
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
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?
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
Reflecting & Rebuilding
August is a new month, and I feel like a new person. After dealing with three different minor injuries in July, thankfully, August is shaping up well. After the calf issue I wrote about in my last post, I got back to running…only to have the tendons on the top of my opposite foot start … Continue reading Reflecting & Rebuilding
When Injury Rears Its Ugly Head
All good things must come to an end, right? For me, that means the end of my 16-month streak of staying injury free. Yesterday was my 9th day of no running due to an issue with my calf, right at the musculo-tendinous juncture where the Achilles’ tendon meets the base of the gastroc muscle. The … Continue reading When Injury Rears Its Ugly Head
Never Ending Frustrations
For better or worse, my approach to dealing with niggles during recovery has been to run through it, because boy have there been niggles. I feel like if I stopped running with each and every one, I’d never be able to build back to full strength! Luckily, that approach seems to be working (for the … Continue reading Never Ending Frustrations
Training Road Blocks: Extensor Tendonitis
Getting back into shape is never easy. Just when you think you are getting into the groove, it feels like something always has to happen to get in the way. I felt pretty good last week after Ragnar, which I viewed as a great success. I felt comfortable enough to begin some actual speed training. … Continue reading Training Road Blocks: Extensor Tendonitis