On the 4th Day of Christmas Running Gave to Me: a Stress Fracture

I live in Central Ohio. Usually, December weather kind of sucks for running. But this year? Au contraire! The temperatures have been hovering in the 50-60 range, with little humidity, little wind, and very little precipitation. Perfect running weather! So want did Santa put in my stocking to go with El Nino? Stuff to keep me enjoying runs outside in this gorgeous weather? New running shoes? Tons of running dates? A more » Read more

The NYC Marathon Happened and I Wasn’t There

The New York Marathon was yesterday, but I wasn’t there to celebrate finishing my first marathon, the race that I spent months preparing for. Injuries are always tough, but when an injury wrecks months of training and postpones or perhaps prevents the completion of one of your life goals it’s an extra-bitter pill to swallow. If this has happened to you, I am so sorry. We are going to get through more » Read more

Bone Health and the Female Athlete

When I say the phrase “strong bones,” what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Milk? Calcium Supplements? Wolff’s Law? Stress Fractures? Hormone Imbalance? Poor diet? If you answered any of the above, you’ve come to the right place. As part two in a series on the female athlete triad, I’m tackling bone loss. I’ve developed somewhat of a fascination with this topic over the past year as a more » Read more