December 4, 2017

On Running and Rest…..

People hear the word “rest” and thoughts of a bed and warm covers come into their head.  Lazy mornings with waking up super late and maybe […]
December 4, 2017

On Sportsmanship……

When I was in 3rd grade I had a classmate, (we will call him Roy Jones), scream in people’s faces when he scored a touchdown or […]
November 28, 2017

On Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

After a couple of months, we go back to another common running injury – heel pain from plantar fasciitis.  For me, when my pain flares up, […]
November 20, 2017

On Turkey Trots – 2017 Version…

Every year I remind people to run on Thanksgiving morning!   It’s turkey time – and that means food, football games, food, family, food, holiday sales […]
November 14, 2017

On Endings and Beginnings……. My Running Weekend

There is a song by Semisonic called “Closing Time”.  One line from the lyrics of the song goes like this:  “every new beginning comes from some […]
October 11, 2017

On Running…..While Sick

On Running While Sick….. I hate that feeling… the sneezy runny-nose cold…. The aches and pains…  fevers, stomach issues, coughing fits, headaches….  Being sick is NOT […]
October 4, 2017

On Fall Running…..

The hot, sticky, sweaty, humid, salty summer has been hard on your body.  For your sunbathing pool-loving friends, it has been great.  But for you, the […]
September 26, 2017

On Ankle Sprains – What Do We Do After They Happen?

Every year or so I sprain my ankle while running.  It is annoying – I hit a small rut or hole in the ground and – […]
September 19, 2017

It’s Never Too Late…. A Tale of 3 Runners

I have had the privilege of running with 3 people who about 4 years ago all were not running at all.  Runner 1 – A man […]
September 12, 2017

A Healthy Family Helps a Healthy Runner

An important aspect of running is the effect it has on others in your family.  Yes, you may be the only runner in the house, but […]
September 4, 2017

On PTTDs…. Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

As a runner, we tend to get many types of injuries, primarily due to overuse injuries to our feet.  Your body, as great a machine as […]
August 26, 2017

Did I Have a Bad Run?

Glass Half Empty….. To say that today I had a great run would be a complete lie.   I was planning to run 10 miles and slowly […]
August 23, 2017

My Worst Race Ever….

Today I was at track practice and a couple of my runners talked to me about feeling bad during workouts and races.  This reminded me of […]
August 16, 2017

Emulate Those that Inspire….

What are your future plans?  Not just your running plans but your goals and your plan on how to get there?  Do you have an idea […]
August 1, 2017

On Stress Fractures….

We as runners have many foot ailments – one of the most common as caused by our continuous pounding is the stress fracture.  There are other […]
July 18, 2017

Are YOU on MY Trails?

One of my friends was complaining to me this week that she has barely enough room to run some days because of all these “summer warriors” […]
July 11, 2017

On Having Fun…

I was watching one of my runners today and she seemed a bit tense.  Her shoulders were tight and she seemed a bit off when we […]
July 3, 2017

On Bunions…..

Here continues my series on foot problems, many of which are made worse by ill-fitting shoes and affect runners.  I surround myself with professionals that help […]
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