March 5, 2018

The New Hokas are Too Narrow! On New Shoe Models

About a month ago 3 of my running friends were having a conversation during our morning run: Runner 1, “Have you tried the new Hokas?” Runner […]
February 13, 2018

On Running Pain vs. Soreness….and Resting

Over the last 2 weeks I have talked to several runners who have been injured and have been suffering on and off for quite some time.  […]
January 15, 2018

Youth Running – Where to Start

Some of us started running when we were adults – I know many people that started in their late 30’s and 40’s.  However there are some […]
December 26, 2017

2018….. What Are YOUR Goals?

Everyone starts the new year with some goals and dreams…what are yours? While in past years I had some modest goals, in 2018 I have some […]
December 19, 2017

On Pacing Your Runs….and Pacers….

Running contains a lot of trial and error.  In 1 race or workout you go out too fast….and you ‘die’ or slow down.  In a different […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 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 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 […]
June 20, 2017

On Ingrown Toenails…..

Unfortunately a relatively common injury due to the repeated stress of our pounding is an ingrown toenail.  It may be annoying and trivial at first, but […]
June 6, 2017

On Ganglion Cysts….

We runners continually get odd injuries and one of them is a Ganglion Cyst.  According to my friend and runner personal trainer podiatrist Nicole Hayward: ” […]
April 25, 2017

On Achilles Tendinitis….

Here is our 3rd in our series of nagging running injuries.  Again, I turn to my PT friend Jessica Garcia to help us with Achilles tendinitis….. […]
December 30, 2015

Miles Aren’t Important ?!?

Yes – the number of miles you run per year is not important. You did read this correctly.  The number of miles you run per week, month and […]
December 16, 2015

On Running Shoes….

One of the first 5 questions I ask people is: “How old are your shoes”?  Inevitably, 60% of the answers are something like: “These are 5+ years old” […]