Category: Running

Sep 16

Some Progress

I had my check-up at the orthopedist this morning, and the good news is that there are visible signs of healing. The weirdness is that the healing is in a different place than we thought it would be, It’s back on the 3rd metatarsal rather than the first. We expected things to be happening over… Continue Reading Some Progress

Sep 06

Chlorine is my jam

  First things first, that photo is not me. I like to think that I look like her when I am swimming, but the truth is, I have no idea. Because I’m swimming, so the only things I am sure of are these: There’s a big black line that runs the length of the pool.… Continue Reading Chlorine is my jam

Aug 19

Stress Fractures ‘R Us

I finally got the results of my MRI today (for those of you playing along at home, I had the test last Thursday afternoon but couldn’t get in to see the doctor until this morning. (That is an x-ray of someone else’s foot, by the way . . .) I have a stress fracture in… Continue Reading Stress Fractures ‘R Us

Aug 09

On Toughness

When you do a Creative Commons image search for “toughness,” you get a lot of wordiness and this hummingbird. I like hummingbirds, and this one is apparently hanging out on a very slight branch in heavy wind (at least according to the photographer). I feel a bit like this bird right now. One of my friends… Continue Reading On Toughness

Aug 05

A Trial: Update

So I had hoped to get a definitive diagnosis today at the doctor. No such luck. The x-ray came back negative, which wasn’t a huge surprise since stress fractures and tendinitis don’t usually show up on x-rays. Or at least the stress fractures that do show up are either really, really bad ones or ones… Continue Reading A Trial: Update

Aug 05

Another trial

I haven’t run a step since Thursday morning. That’s five days. FIVE. In fact, I haven’t walked many steps either. I haven’t driven at all, and I’ve only left my house once, last night, thanks to a friend who came and picked me up. I don’t know what the problem is yet, but a weekend planted… Continue Reading Another trial

Jul 22

Joining the Flock

I’ve run off and on since college, but I became more serious about it almost three years ago (August 2011) when I decided to train for my first half-marathon. Several factors went into that decision including a desire to do more for myself and my health. I had a couple friends on the Twitterz who… Continue Reading Joining the Flock

May 11

Big Sur Race Report

The 29th Annual Big Sur International Marathon was my first 26.2–what a fantastic experience. It took a lot for me to get here, and Big Sur was a race that I’ve been wanting to do since grad school–well before I was ever an actual runner. It’s a notoriously difficult course, but I figured that if I… Continue Reading Big Sur Race Report

Dec 04

Runner Profile: Spartanburg Running Club December 2013

  How many miles per week? It depends–ideally somewhere around 40.   Cross-Training: My primary cross-training activity is walking my dog Parker, a Shar-pei mix from the Spartanburg Humane Society. She gets excited as soon as I put on my running shoes because she knows that when I come back from a run, it is… Continue Reading Runner Profile: Spartanburg Running Club December 2013