Posted in Injury, Life lessons, Musings, Rehabilitation, Training

Back to Training

While recovering and now as I prepare to get back to training, I have been listening to a several interesting fitness podcasts.  The Natural Running Network podcast by Richard Diaz, the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast and the Obstacle Order podcast. I am reading Ben’s Beyond Training book as well. What I have been trying to figure out is how to get back to training and how to train smartly so I don’t hurt myself, yet again. I really think staying healthy is a worthy goal.

A couple of days ago, I got a notification letting me know a new article was published on one of my favorite running blogs Relentless Forward Commotion. The post was about the value of heart rate zone training. As I read the post, I kept saying a few of things to myself:

  • I know that;
  • That makes sense;
  • Why can’t I do what is best for me?
  • Should I try to change my way of training?

Continue reading “Back to Training”

Posted in Injury, Life lessons, Rehabilitation, Training

The End of an Era

Last night was the end of an era. (I hope). That is my boot and I think it is apparent that my foot is not in it.

At the end of the day, I removed the boot and put it into the closet. If all goes well, it will never again see the light of day.

I wish I could say that I ‘m not apprehensive about what it is going to happen now that I have removed the boot and can walk normally for the first time in five weeks. But, it is my nature is to be concerned. Continue reading “The End of an Era”

Posted in Injury, Life lessons, Musings, Rehabilitation, Training, Uncategorized

The results are in . . .

I just got back from the doctor and the results of my MRI are in.

The good news is that I don’t have a stress fracture. But, I do have stress reactions aka “Chronic Repetitive Stress Injury of the Bone” (precursors to fractures) in both my 3rd and 4th metatarsals. It is a good thing that I shut my training down when I did or it could have progressed to a full fledged stress fracture.

The bad news is that I have a lot of other things wrong with my foot/ankle that will still require an additional 3 weeks in the boot to heal. Continue reading “The results are in . . .”

Posted in Life lessons, Training

An Unplanned Rest Day

Last night around dinner time I began to get an uneasy feeling. My throat was beginning to get sore, pressure was building in my sinuses and my body was starting to ache. And of course as this is happening the first thought through my head was:

“I hope I feel better in the morning, because I would hate to miss tomorrow’s workout”

Why is that the first thought that crosses my mind? Continue reading “An Unplanned Rest Day”

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2017 the year ahead

It is hard to believe that March is already half over, spring is just around the corner and that my race season begins in a couple of months.

So what will I be doing this year?

My races will once again be focused on Spartans, but I may try to get the fall Maryland Savage race on my schedule since I have a score to settle with Sawtooth and Wheel World from that race. I am also pondering a shot at a fall marathon if I feel good coming out of Killington. Continue reading “2017 the year ahead”