Tendinitis: Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face

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My seemingly never-ending tendinitis saga created another setback. If you recall, I previously posted about missing running.  It’s turned from out a few weeks to hopefully only a month more before I can go. Ugh, soft tissue injuries.  The ones that we’re not sure if we’ll be out a few days or nagging us for months.  Recovery runs are those that actually help us when our muscles are sore after hard runs or races.  We really don’t have anything for tendinitis.  Rest and recovery are generally what the doctor orders for tendinitis (I haven’t seen one; but have done lots …

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2016 Running Year in Review

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  It’s time for the 2016 Running Year in Review, already.  Man, this year flew by.  It seems like just yesterday that we rung in the New Year.  I started the running year with some ultras, a marathon, I thought about triathlons (because why not?), and then back to running.  Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.  I made some modifications.  I had some long, unplanned breaks.  But at the end, I learned a lot. Altra Ambassador   Early in December I learned I became an Altra Ambassador.  I honestly didn’t think I’d get it.  I …

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Running Week in Review: What we can’t do, we appreciate more

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When we can’t do something, we start to appreciate it more.  That quintessentially describes my last month of running.  After the Philadelphia Marathon – the Sunday before Thanksgiving – I took a week off for recovery.  Then, I got right back at it.  I got new shoes.  I sustained, what’s believed to be, Achilles tendinitis.  I can nearly guarantee that the injury stemmed from tying my new shoes too tightly (it’s one of those injuries that comes from not knowing what the pain is, trying to run through it until it’s too late and becomes an actual problem; and that …

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