The Comeback Crew

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from Giving the Glory This one goes out to all the injured runners out there. The patient and impatient, the frustrated and worn out, those who refuse to give up, the dreamers, believers, the achievers, and overcomers–the comeback crew. It may have

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My Labral Tear Saga: Hamstrings, Adductors, Obturators–Oh My!

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from Giving the Glory     This week marks 10-weeks post-op labral tear repair surgery and two-and-a-half years since this “injury” began.  I figured now would be a good time to recap my entire injury saga in hopes that someone else fighting this battle

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Am I Doing Enough?

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from Giving the Glory   A lot of young runners have come to me asking the question, “How do I know if I’m doing enough?” As an athlete, I’ve often asked myself that question. In fact, the first time I began asking myself this question

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Braces

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from Giving the Glory   Yesterday was another post-op milestone; I got to ditch my leg brace!   Over the years I’ve had my fair share of braces, and none of them were particularly enjoyable. I was born with a

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The Road to Recovery

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from Giving the Glory   It’s been a long road here and there’s a long road ahead. Two and a half years ago I started having pain near my hamstring. I trained through it, did therapy for it, rested it, and

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The Social MEdia Struggle

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from Giving the Glory Two of the most important lessons my parents ever taught me were to be humble and not worry about comparing myself to others. These lessons aren’t the easiest to live by in the competitive running world,

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The Competitive Spirit

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from Giving the Glory   It started out easy, til I rounded the first turn. As I crested the hill I could see him, just ahead in the distance a white male, approximately 30 years old, sporting shorts and a

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Getting Over the Hurdles

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It seems like lately I’ve had to overcome trial after trial and just can’t seem to catch a break. It started with a pain in the butt (literally in my upper hamstring) that wouldn’t go away with any treatment. Then

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