Plant the Seeds of Regrowth

January 2, 2013

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The New Year has begun, which means change is imminent.  For some it will mean a new gym membership and plans to reenergize their bodies.  For others it will be an opportunity to gain a renewed sense of self and a chance to reboot their minds.  Whatever the change may be and for whatever reason, […]

Working Out Is A Privilege

November 29, 2012

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In the months following my initial back injury I have encountered a series of setbacks.  I have taken one step forward (more than once) only to take two giant leaps back.  I have seen my progress crumble and my patience tested, yet I continue to remain committed to getting healthy again.  There are times when […]

The Fountain of Youth

September 26, 2012

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As I have gotten older one thing has become increasingly clear, I am not getting any younger.  That fact seems glaringly obvious, but I guess I always believed that as I aged I would somehow stumble across a fountain of youth, even if accidentally.  But, as I look in the mirror with each day that […]

Turning a Walk into a Run

September 5, 2012

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It has been over two months since I injured my back and I have managed to make progress, although it has been minimal.  Each day I awake with the hope that when my feet touch the ground I will feel “normal,” whatever that even means anymore.  Each day my patience is tested over and over, […]

Dealing With Your Running Injury

August 2, 2012

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An injury humbles you to the core.  It renders you powerless and transforms you into a spectator.  It is the water to your fire; the frown to your smile.  It is the antithesis of forward progression; the unexpected halt in training.  It tests your patience and attempts to shake your resolve.  It is a time […]

“Back” to Square One

July 5, 2012

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Sitting here and staring at the computer reflecting on the stupidity of my actions in the days prior has left me disappointed.  Perhaps disappointed is not even strong enough of a word, but at the moment it most adequately explains my current state.  Sitting here isn’t even an accurate enough description seeing as I am […]

Etch A Run

June 13, 2012

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Last night I started playing with an old pocket Etch A Sketch I had sitting on a book shelf.  I stared at it for a while before shaking loose the picture I had drawn a year before.  I wouldn’t say my drawing was perfect, but nonetheless it was a drawing.  Growing up I never really […]