Category Archives: Injury

This Ain’t My First Rodeo

This isn’t my first return to running after a long layoff.  Way back in 2003, I was a sophomore in college.  I’d dealt with back pain while running for a few years, and after my sophomore cross country season decided … Continue reading

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Chiropractic Love

I know that chiropractic medicine is a bit controversial.  Even WebMD, the end-all-be-all of self-diagnosis, seems a little bit leery in their description of the practice. Chiropractic is a hands-on therapy based on the theory that subluxations in the spine may cause many … Continue reading

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Marathon Footnotes

Because I’m not quite ready to move on, here are some more random footnotes about the Illinois Marathon experience.  1.  Just after the finish line, while I was still stagger-y and out of it, Katherine Switzer came and shook my … Continue reading

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My Very First Punch in the Face

I’m not a fighter.  In fact, I’m as non-confrontational as it gets.  When conflict arises, I run far, far away.  (The husband may disagree – but that’s different. Right?)  Needless to say, I’ve never been in a physical fight. So … Continue reading

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Blister Doctor

No matter what shoes and fancy socks I wear, or how much lube I slather on my feet before a run, blisters are a stark reality.  You’d think that running regularly for the past 12 years would toughen up the … Continue reading

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