When a break from running takes you to 14,000 feet and new realizations!

In May, I posted a picture of me on Instagram crossing the finish line at the Bolder Boulder with the caption: "Nothing else in life will ever give you this feeling." Today, however, I learned differently. I summited my first 14ers today -- Grays and Torreys -- after a month of training hikes, gear buying and … Continue reading When a break from running takes you to 14,000 feet and new realizations!

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Rediscovering and re-framing running

Since my diagnosis of a talus bone bruise and peroneal tendonitis back in August, I haven't run far at all. Typically, I've been running between 3 and 5 miles when I set out in the morning. During my attempted healing, I also developed posterior tibial tendonitis (a.k.a. inner arch tendonitis), so I had to keep … Continue reading Rediscovering and re-framing running

Running is like a relationship

As someone who's in a serious committed relationship -- and about to tie the knot -- I know that there are plenty of ups and downs when it comes to love. One moment I think my fiance is the greatest person in the world; I want to kiss him and snuggle up with him, and … Continue reading Running is like a relationship

Marathon training has reached an early end

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I've developed the makings of a stress fracture. And if you don't, well now you know. To get more specific, the doctor diagnosed me with a bruised talus bone, which is part of the ankle. My MRI showed major swelling and inflammation, but luckily … Continue reading Marathon training has reached an early end