The Hardest Workout I’ve Ever Done

Don’t you hate those click-bating, sensational titles, like this one? They’re usually along the lines of “You’ll never believe…” and “You won’t guess….” They tell you to grab a handkerchief because you’ll be “blown away by” whatever it is. Ugh. I’m not misleading–I am writing about the most difficult workout I do–but this post probably… Continue reading The Hardest Workout I’ve Ever Done

Gettin’ My Running Fix by Volunteering

Recovering from a running injury has got to be something like drug rehab. At first, you just feel so bad that you don’t want to do anything. The more normal you begin to feel, the harder it is to stay away from your drug. It’s a fight to keep from making justifications to do what… Continue reading Gettin’ My Running Fix by Volunteering

The Mental Part of Recovery is Harder than the Physical

Well, like so much these days, there was good news and bad news. The good news is that I’m definitely making “appropriate” progress. I can flex and bend my foot more. I have more strength in my ankle (though it is pitifully little) and my balance has really, really increased. This made me quite happy;… Continue reading The Mental Part of Recovery is Harder than the Physical

Training for Recovery

Yesterday, I started a blog entry. It was a recap of some positives and then I’d started on a big discussion of what was frustrating about progress, emotional stuff, ruminating on what was wrong. Fuck that. Today, I start training. I will get to race weight. Because numbers motivate me, my weight is on a… Continue reading Training for Recovery

Leah vs. The Machines (or 4 Strikes at the Gym)

So I didn’t cry in my car; I made it all the way home. The time in the car was more like a period of shell shock. I thought I had my expectations set low. I went to the gym for the first time, expecting to merely go through the motions (no resistance, no pushing,… Continue reading Leah vs. The Machines (or 4 Strikes at the Gym)