Tagged with injury

One small step for (wo)man…

One small step for (wo)man…

Guess what I did today? I ran. And I didn’t just run, I ran. FOR MY LIFE. Well, not really, but if I had slowed down I would have fallen off the treadmill and smacked into a brick wall covered in glass-framed certificates that my exercise therapist has earned. That’s a lot of motivation to … Continue reading

“One if by land, two if by sea.”

“One if by land, two if by sea.”

I wandered the Boston Marathon expo on Saturday, picked up my packet and shirt, and shed a few tears about the race I wouldn’t run, thanks to continuing issues with my right hip. Thankfully it’s hard to stay sad at the Boston Marathon expo for long. I watched what I can assume was a first-timer … Continue reading

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Oh, the places you’ll go!

I just got back from a nearly two-week-long vacation, and it was the first trip in at least a decade for which I didn’t pack my running shoes. And it was a really good trip, full of new parks, streets, and trails just waiting to be explored by this injured runner. GAAAAH! I’m still jealous … Continue reading

I need to start running again.

I need to start running again.

As if the mental clutter gathering in my head isn’t enough, I’ve now reached my breaking point on number of acceptable chins. Disclaimer: Not a real picture. I currently have several more chins than this. Kidding! Kind of. I have great faith in my physical therapists. I know I’ll be back on the roads again in no … Continue reading

You caught me.

You caught me.

The quick stint on the DL that I mentioned? Not so quick. I’m benched. On the injured list. Sidelined. Out of commission. Whatever you call it, I’m not currently running. At first I was told it was inflammation of my hip abductor muscles, but today I learned I have some slight tearing in one of the … Continue reading

A quick stint on the DL (I hope)

A quick stint on the DL (I hope)

I recently became the proud owner of a brand new mountain bike, thanks to the fantastically generous (and flat!) Dunellen 5k Race for Education. I’m really excited to incorporate biking into my weekly routine and start some real cross-training. (Wait, you mean running in Vibrams doesn’t count?!) Problem is, I haven’t owned a bike since … Continue reading