As more and more of us face the cubicle world all day long, is it any wonder that we long for the freedom running down an open road or a wooded trail, with our thoughts wandering to a happy place instead of being terminally distracted by technology? It’s about freedom, in a way. Society and the workplace are becoming more restrictive, so it’s natural to seek freedom where we can. But is it more than that? Continue reading “Study: Live to Run or Run to Live?”
Remember who you’re doing it for! #motivationmonday
So after Wednesday’s Achilles flareup, I halted strength work on the lower legs. The intent was to give the area that flared up a few days to recuperate before making a decision on how to move forward. I didn’t do anything on it Thursday (way too sore – limped all day), and started daily light stretches and ice baths on Friday.
Yep – I’m limping into work again. Of course, that only means one thing: my effin’ Achilles is acting up again.
After two months on the shelf, I started running again about a month ago. I took a very reasonable and conservative approach to it. I started at one mile, and didn’t add distance until I completed that distance three times. I ran no more than three times a week, and often only twice. The speed was comfortable, but enough to break a healthy sweat. Continue reading “Limping into work again….”
Who’s gonna win the argument today? #motivationmonday http://ow.ly/i/in0w0
Went to the doc on Thursday for a follow-up on the Achilles. I told him I’m a little concerned that despite the stretching and strengthening, the tightness remains. Continue reading “Medical update: Achilles tendon”
I’ll open this review by saying that I’ve always had problems finding earphones (especially earbuds) that stay put while I’m running. In fact, for many years, I had been relegated to over-the-ear models because I simply couldn’t find a model that would comfortably stay in place. It didn’t matter what size earpiece I fitted to the buds – they were coming out one or two miles into a run.
Funny what a few short runs can do for your psyche. A few short weeks ago, I was wondering if it was unrealistic to expect to do a few races this summer and fall.
Just a few short post-rehab runs, and I’m feeling great. Continue reading “Starting to feel like a runner again”