Category Archive: Wellness

Jul 02

One Down (A Richmond Training Report)

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I wrote earlier this week about beginning my training cycle for the Richmond marathon. I’ve now managed to survive the first of 20 weeks and run a total of 42.8 miles over the course of 6 days. 42 miles is a little less than an average week for me in 2017, but it’s not bad… Continue Reading One Down (A Richmond Training Report)

Dec 17

Closing the Book: an Update (A Good One)

My 2nd marathon was supposed to have been this past Saturday, but instead of celebrating the conclusion of a 20 week training cycle with a race, I “celebrated” the end of those 20 weeks with another doctor’s appointment yesterday morning. My 6th (with the orthopedist–this does not include the annual visits to the gynocologist, the dermatologist,… Continue Reading Closing the Book: an Update (A Good One)

Nov 24

Gear Review: UnderwaterAudio Swimbuds Sport Waterproof Headphones

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Several weeks ago, I reviewed the Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod, which I came upon over the course of several weeks of pool time thanks to a metatarsal stress fracture. The waterproof iPod may not have saved my life, but it has definitely saved my sanity, such as it is, over the course of hours of pool running, which if you haven’t had the pleasure, is great exercise, but is also as exciting as watching paint dry.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by UnderwaterAudio (UA) and asked if I woul…

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Oct 07

Towards clarity?

I went back to the doctor this morning for a check-up on my foot. Those of you who have been following the saga know that I was diagnosed with a metatarsal stress fracture seven weeks ago (for an injury that occurred on July 31). The good news is that the stress fracture has mostly healed,… Continue Reading Towards clarity?

Sep 28

A bit of despair.

I am grateful for all the people in my life who care about how I’m doing as my foot heals from a metatarsal stress fracture, which I incurred on July 31, 2015. I’m grateful. I really am. But I’m having a more and more difficult time answering questions about my recovery (or lack thereof). What… Continue Reading A bit of despair.

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

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