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Category Archives: injuries

I’ve gotten a lot of e-mails from readers who have found my blog by searching for different running injuries. Those emails prompted me to dig through the search terms to see how people were finding my blog.  I think the number of people finding me by searching for jogging stroller recommendations was equal to the number of people finding me with...

For the past couple weeks, I have thought about my return to running about every 10 seconds, every day, all day long.  Maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but I did actually kind of surprise myself with how anxious I was to get back out there.  I got the go ahead to start exercising again at my 6 week check up on Friday and I had planned...

First of all, I hope everyone made it through the storm okay! We got lucky and never lost our power.  Sandy just left us with a leaky roof, but that’s minor compared to the devastation she caused elsewhere. I had another appointment with the chiropractor today.  My ankle has definitely improved, but it’s not 100% better unfortunately.  We...

There are a lot of things they never tell you about pregnancy, or the whole labor and delivery process (Kara‘s usually good about sharing those fun facts ), that can come as a surprise when you first experience them.  One thing many people may not know is that laying on your back too long while pregnant can make you pass out.  Pardon me while...

Since my ankle injury has not been improving with rest, I’ve been feeling more hopeless about it.  I’ve been so frustrated because I was really excited about the prospect of staying fit and running throughout this pregnancy.  My body failed me and I have run 3 or 4 times in the past 6 weeks.  I kept thinking that “one more week of rest”...

After my appointment with the sports massage therapist a week and half ago, I was supposed to spend a week doing my strength exercises then go for a test run last Friday.  Unfortunately, I was still feeling that nagging soreness in my ankle, right behind the inside of my ankle bone.  I decided I should try to be smart for once in my life and...

I might be the only runner capable of becoming injured while running so little.  I think I can blame pregnancy for my most recent injury because apparently all the hormones not only serve to make me cry at the drop of a hat, they also work some magic on my tendons and ligaments.  During pregnancy, the tendons and ligaments in the body become...

While we were on vacation in Hawaii, one of the things I was really looking forward to was running in one of my favorite places in the world.  The scenery could not be any prettier, the Hawaiian breeze is like a fan blowing on you while you run, and best of all – it’s flat.  We brought the jogging stroller with us so that we could run as...

Today will be day 12 of the Runner’s World Summer Running Streak. I actually began my streak 2 days before the RW streak so here I am 14 days later and I feel great! What I love about this streak is that since I’m not training for any races at the moment, I still have something to keep me motivated. Everyday, there is not a question of if I...

This is not a race recap.  It’s a spectator recap. I decided to be smart and not run the race given my foot pain.  I’m 99% sure that what I have is peroneal tendonitis.  The peroneal tendons run from the bottom of the outer foot up behind the ankle bone.  My pain started in my outer foot and has since spread into my ankle and feels exactly...