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This weekend I did something I haven’t done for months – I ran without my heart rate monitor.  It was liberating and it was glorious not to hear my Garmin’s obnoxious chime that my heart rate was too high. I had a realization this past week when I was getting increasingly frustrated with how slow I’m still going and how much I’m still walking...

My heart rate training is continuing to go well and I’m finding that I really love this method.  Before I started the Maffetone Method, I felt pretty disappointed in my running shape.  I struggled to maintain a pace that was once easy for me.  When I attempted speed work, it felt like it was too hard on my body to try to run any faster and it left...

I had an appointment yesterday with a pulmonary specialist.  He couldn’t really give me a reason why I have pleurisy.  Usually, people have pleurisy because of a serious illness like pneumonia or tuberculosis or because of trauma to that region of the body.  I have not been sick and definitely haven’t had any trauma that would have caused this. ...

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know it goes something like this “Yay, I love running!” then “I’m not running” then back to “Hey guys, I’m running again!”  Usually that’s due to the fact that I’m an injury prone runner.  I mean half the people that find my blog are people searching for injury information. ...

Not that I’ve tried just yet, but I am allowed to! First of all, thank you to everyone for all the comments, tweets and Facebook messages of well wishes in the past few days.  And many thanks to my wonderful parents for helping us out this weekend! All I had to say was I wasn’t feeling well and suddenly, my mom has my fridge stocked with meals...