Spoiler alert: I finished my second Boston Marathon! I set alarms for 5, 5:30, and 6am on Monday. Why? I have no idea, because I was awake at 4:55am raring to go. Sure, I was tired. I had gone to bed around 9 and read for almost an hour, but I got a few hours… Continue reading Finishing my Second Boston Marathon
After having such good runs when first coming back from my injury, I was bound to have at least one not-so-great run before the marathon. Unfortunately, both of my last two runs have been awful. Last Tuesday, I knew I was going to run 4 miles for my Patient Partner Hannah's birthday that day. The… Continue reading Not So Fast
Let's get right down to business, shall we? This weekend I ran 12 miles! Outside! On the Boston Marathon course! With no pain! Saturday was the famed "last long run" for pretty much everyone running Boston. Some people run 22, some run 21, most run 20, others run less. A lot of charity teams bus… Continue reading 12 Miles Run & Done!
I've been lousy about updating my blog, I know. I haven't even been great about posting about my workouts on social media. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't exhausted. In fact, I'm starving and tired all the time. Even though I missed a full 6 weeks of running outside, I was still doing… Continue reading Pounding Pavement & $5,000 Raised
For those of you not on the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team, either now or in the past, you probably don't know much about that one weird elliptical machine you see at gyms. It says Cybex across the top and it looks a little different from other ellipticals because the pedals are suspended in the air… Continue reading Arc’ing
As planned, I went to the gym yesterday for some more time on the bike. I was aiming for an hour, but after 35 minutes, I started to feel some pain on my right posterior tibial tendon and knew it was time to stop. The pain was mild and I am 99% certain it was… Continue reading More Biking, More PT
After 10 days trying to stay off my feet as much as possible and keeping my lower legs mostly immobilized, I finally saw an improvement in the pain level during the second half of last week. I excitedly emailed my orthopedic doctor on Wednesday and got the OK to try Graston & dry needling at… Continue reading Getting Moving Again