One Year Post-Op

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by Amanda Rego from Giving the Glory A year ago I traveled to a foreign country and had my leg sliced open. A 5″ purple scar remains, serving as a reminder of just how far I had to go to

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First Steps Back

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from Giving the Glory This one’s for those of you who feel like you’ve never been further from your goals, and every step feels heavier than it should; for those trying to make a comeback; for those with doubts, for

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Have vs Get

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from Giving the Glory I hate to-do lists. There’s something about them that always gives me anxiety. There’s nothing more overwhelming than staring at a laundry list of things to get done, and feeling like you don’t have the time

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Waiting on a Breakthrough

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from Giving the Glory When most people talk about having a breakthrough it’s such a positive thing; a great achievement. But we must realize that the verge of a breakthrough can feel quite the opposite. Right before a big breakthrough,

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Running Through the Darkness

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from Giving the Glory Life is full of ups and downs; peaks and valleys. Last week I posted a blog about what it feels like to hit one of those “peaks,” so to speak. I had a small breakthrough in

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Running Into the Light

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from Giving the Glory There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s how I started to feel about my running this month. For the first time in about six months I logged a couple of runs at a

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Hamstring Syndrome Surgery-A Runner’s 4-Year Struggle with Injury

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from Giving the Glory For the last four years I’ve struggled with chronic high-hamstring pain. After trying endless treatments with no avail, I finally came across a condition known as “hamstring syndrome;” a chronic form of high hamstring tendinopathy that occurs when scar

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Surrendering the Struggles

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from Giving the Glory This week marks one month post-op from my hamstring surgery. Although the last four weeks have brought many positive break-through’s in my recovery, I can’t help but admit that some days haven’t been so easy. As

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Tenotomy in Turku – My Hamstring Syndrome Surgery

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from Giving the Glory About four years ago it all started with a twinge of pain up high on my right hamstring. Four years, hundreds of doctors and physical therapy appointments, several MRI’s and a year of hardly running finally

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What I Learned from a Year of Hardly Running

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from Giving the Glory “Mama always said, life was like a box of chocolates–you never know what you’re gonna get.” Running is a lot like life, it’s unpredictable. As much as we train and prepare, sometimes things just don’t go

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