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– Posted in: injury Looking Ahead Reflections

2017 marks a major crossroads/change for me and my life.  In short, I have left my corporate day job, staking out a new direction in my career, transitioning from a nine-to-fiver to self-employed.  While there are many benefits to having a full time job, with good pay and with good benefits, I've just simply grown [...]

Still pleased with my recovery

– Posted in: injury Reflections

I'm 3 weeks into my latest comeback from injury, and I have to say that I'm feeling cautiously optimistic.  I have an office job, and for many many months I've been used to standing up from my desk and having an uncomfortable first step in my right foot as I begin to get where ever I need [...]

Forward Progress

– Posted in: Reflections

It's been almost a week since my last post where I was a little depressed about taking a step back in my latest comeback attempt.  But since then things have been pretty good.  I ran last Thursday after having taken 2 days off.  In that run I decided to truly experiment with a forefoot landing. [...]

Milestone missed

– Posted in: Reflections

Amid my woes of not running very well due to injury this year and not posting to my blog, I missed a big milestone.  It was 20 years ago this year that I ran in my first race ever, the long defunct You Gotta Have Park 5k, on May 21, 1994. Such a simpler time [...]

Eye on the Prize

– Posted in: Ironman 70.3 Princeton Reflections

I've been frustrated the last couple of years with injuries and still am not fully better.  Despite that, I recently ran a half marathon, and even last week completed a 4 mile run even though my foot was hurting.  Not smart. In the Nov/Dec issue of Marathon & Beyond, there was a very interesting article [...]

Random update

– Posted in: cross training Magazines Reflections

It's been just over a week since I wrote a couple of posts outlining my two primary cross-training activities right now.   And I'm happy to see that I've continued along the path during that time!  In the last week I've been to the gym twice for my Every Angle Assault workout, and done 3 [...]

Foot improving

– Posted in: injury Reflections

Back on Dec 24, after a good 5 mile run, I started to experience a bad pain in my foot.  It hadn't been 100% leading up to then, but I kept running on it, as I was trying to build up from my sciatica in the summer and prepare for a March marathon.  I was [...]

Maybe it’s not my age

– Posted in: Reflections Weight

I've been fond of saying the last couple of years that once I turned 40, my body has had a hard time recovering from my injuries.  The last 2 years has literally been one minor injury after another, with my mileage in those years each being the lowest since 2007.  As a result, this year [...]

A New Beginning?

– Posted in: injury Looking Ahead Reflections

Today marked a new beginning of sorts.  While it could hardly be considered a 'real' run, I was able to mix several 1 minute run intervals in my 30 minute treadmill walk.   I generally ran 1 minute and walked 4 minutes, and repeated that for 30 minutes, covering just over 2 miles.  It was notable [...]