My First Post-Injury Race
Last Sunday I did my first race 15 weeks after breaking my ankle - a 5K. I wanted to finish in less than 33:00 minutes, but finished around 33:08. The race didn't have a starting mat, and since I was towards the back of the starting pack, that... Read more
Next Big Step Accomplished!
I started running again about 1.5 weeks ago. Since I don’t want to undo 12 weeks of healing, I heeded the doctor’s advice and started my comeback slowly. I listened to my body and pushed it when I felt I could, and scaled back when necessary. A... Read more
Return to Running After Broken Ankle
I finally hit my 12 week mark last Monday since I broke my ankle in a slip and fall. This was the magic number, because the doctor said that at 12 weeks you are considered healed and there are no restrictions, other than not overdoing certain p... Read more
One Thing I Learned By Sitting Around With a Broken Ankle
First let me say that I am healing up, and am now weaning myself off of the boot. Next week I will start with some additional exercises per the doctor as well as get on a stationary bike at the gym. I don't have a date to start running yet, bu... Read more
Doctor's Report-Good Progress
I met with the orthopedic doctor yesterday. He said the bones are together and there is more bone growth, although you can still see the break. I can’t take the boot off yet, but he gave me clearance to do the following:
1. Walk as much a... Read more
I've Gone Basil Crazy!!
I love to cook. I love to eat well, too. One of my most favorite ingredients for the past 1+ years is basil. I don't use the dried basil - either fresh or the basil in a tube that I find in the refrigerated produce section of my grocery store.... Read more
Six Week Anklebreakerversary
Today marks 6 weeks since I slipped and broke my right ankle, and I believe healing is coming along as it should.
Shortly after the break, a couple of friends lent me boots that they had for their previous injuries, and I brought them to my... Read more
Our Health Care System – More of a System than Health Care
Warning – if you are not currently active in the health care System, you will find this completely boring. However, if you or a loved one is sick, or if you are new to The System, then I hope that my experience and insights below will be helpful... Read more
Good News and How I Am Spending My Time
First, the good news:
I went to the doctor yesterday and after an x-ray he told me that the bone has moved back into place and is healing as expected. I am really happy with that.
I have two friends who loaned me boots that they had f... Read more
My 8 Week Marathon
About 2 ½ weeks ago, I was carrying a 40 lb bag of water system salt to my softener tank. It had been raining on and off for several days, which is typical for a South Florida July. I stepped on a wooden deck, not realizing how slippery it was... Read more
Trail Racing - What a Blast! (Pictures)
Wow! I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted a blog. I will have to put a catch-up blog out soon, but in the meantime, here is a race report from my first (and recent) trail run.
I have been running for about 7 years now, and ... Read more
Pushing On Through HM Training
Last week I was a little concerned as I strained a calf muscle where it connects to the back of the knee. Every time I would stand up after sitting for a while, it hurt enough that I had to limp the first few steps. Once I would walk a few ste... Read more
Catching Up - New Job, Future Plans, Meeting Dean Karnazes, and Back to Running
The last time I wrote about running was in mid-December when I just about killed myself running 4 miles. I was coming off a 4 month medical issue during which I became anemic. During that time I could hardly make it through the day without nee... Read more
Six Sick Cats
A few weeks ago I took the last of the indoor kitten to the Humane Society to get spayed. A couple of days after bringing them home, I noticed that Maui's incision didn't look right, so I took her back. They said it was herniated and needed ad... Read more
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Long Run Fail? - Maybe Not!
Yesterday I decided to do a 6 mile run. Mostly because the guy I have been seeing is at the point in his running where he needs to start bumping up the miles if he wants to do a HM. I decided I would give it a go, but I wasn't sure I was quite... Read more