Tag Archives: injury

Wanted: dead or alive

Over a lifetime of athletics, I’ve been fairly fortunate to only break and tear a few things. But they’re starting to add up these days, and it’s got me thinking about how it all started, and where it’s going. The … Continue reading

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Finding ways to focus on the positives

Three nights ago with the sprain still fresh below the ball of my foot, I awoke to the throb of pain and swelling. For a few minutes I tried to ignore it, but sleep wasn’t going to happen like that. … Continue reading

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Insane x insane=perfect for a Reality Show

By Christopher Cudworth So the sliver that tried to kill me may be gone, but its entry point into my system brought with it some funky microbe that remains unidentified and must be treated with utmost caution. The doctors only … Continue reading

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Running and riding through grief, both real and imagined

Mental health experts and grief counselors have long advised that grief is an emotional phenomenon with several stages. The classic and operative model is one proposed by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross that states there are 5 stages of grief.  Denial: Helps us … Continue reading

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The tarsnake of being thankful for things that didn’t happen

Thanksgiving is about saying thanks for everything you have in life. Food. Family. Love. Relationships. Your road bike. A favorite pair of shoes. See, if you run and ride, your perspective gets a little skewed toward your favorite activities. Nothing wrong … Continue reading

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A maximal take on minimalist running

Let’s talk for a minute about minimalist running. Because we all want to run as naturally as possible. The real deal of course, is running barefoot. That puts you in direct contact with the ground with absolute and constructive feedback … Continue reading

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Revel in personal triumph while realizing you never do it all alone

Yesterday I took a day to say “Hooray!” that rehabilitation from the bike accident is going well. That is a personal triumph. But being honest with yourself about any personal triumph means you must place it in its proper context. … Continue reading

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What do you think of these new concepts that combine running and cycling?

By Monte Wehrkamp with contributions by Christopher Cudworth After reading this short article on new bike concepts, we invite you to take our 3-question poll on this subject and find out what others think about new cycling concepts at PollDaddy.com My … Continue reading

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If you’re looking for sympathy, you better get crackin’

The minute I crashed my bike into a ditch it occurred to me that I’d finally, at last get all the attention I deserved. After all, I’m the most interesting and handsome person in the world. Why shouldn’t everyone pay … Continue reading

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The miraculous power of healing

Think of the worst accident or injury you’ve had in life, and you may be inclined to dwell on the incident itself. Perhaps you crashed your bike. Tripped or slid on ice and broke a wrist while running. Or maybe … Continue reading

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