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
As I close out 2017 without a single race under my belt, I must say I’m a little bummed…but I’m starting to feel more optimistic about the future. When I wrote my 2016 Review and stated my 2017 goals, I was injured and disappointed that 2016 ended up being such a mediocre year after blowing … Continue reading Year in Review & 2018 Goals
Muscular injuries are worse than skeletal. Way worse.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been more than two months since my last post. I guess time flies when you are planning a wedding. A lot has happened, life-wise, in the past two months. Running-wise, the progress has been slow.
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
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
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