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QT: When It Comes to Your Body, Everything is Connected


I’ve had a couple of instances in the past few days that have reminded me of the importance of perspective.

When you get a bit of a niggle in one part of your body, the natural assumption is to focus in on what is wrong in that area.

Wherever you feel the pain, that must be where the cause of said pain is located as well. Right?

Our bodies a pretty complicated, in case you haven’t figured that out yet.

The interconnectedness between our various organs and tissues is insane. And as such, the location of your pain and the location of the cause of said pain aren’t always the same. Read more

High Heels are the Devil

QT: Are Your Non-Running Shoes Contributing to Your Running Injuries?


Can we talk about the elephant in the room?

Elephant in the Room

When it comes to runners and their shoes, there are no shortage of arguments about what shoes are best.

If you’ve been around these parts for more than a minute, you know that I’m a huge believer in Altras and their zero-drop platform.

But this quick tip isn’t about why I think Altras rule and every other shoe drools.

No, this quick tip is about what you’re putting on your feet when you’re not running.

Because believe it or not, those shoes matter too. A lot.

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Stress Fx Defined

My Epic Stress Fracture Guest Post on RuntotheFinish.com

In late December, I got an email from Amanda over at RuntotheFinish.com.

If you haven’t visited her website before, you need to because it’s really awesome! She’s been blogging for several years now, and her website is a regular whenever sites start compiling lists of the best running blogs on the internet.

Anyway, in the email Amanda asked me if I’d be willing to write a guest post for RuntotheFinish.com on one of the more serious running injuries out there: stress fractures.

Stress Fx Defined

I obviously said I’d be more than happy to write the post, and once the holiday chaos subsided I got in the zone and started typing.

And typing.

And editing.

And typing some more.

The result? What I like to think of as a pretty damn epic piece of content where I’m talking about stress fractures and the process of coming back to running after such an injury.

And if you haven’t had a stress fracture before, there are some tips in there for you as well about continuing to run and staying stress fracture free.

Earlier this week, the post went out on her blog.

So click on over to RuntotheFinish.com and check out my guest post about running after dealing with a stress fracture!

What is the Worst Running Related Injury You’ve Ever Had?

How to Avoid Recurring Running Injuries

Did you know that about half of runners miss time due to running related injuries every year?

That’s an amazing statistic because many people think of running as a low-risk sport when it clearly isn’t!

No matter what we do, some running related injuries are unavoidable. But there are many runners are consistently dealing with recurring running injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and ITBS.

Contrary to what these runners may believe, you really can participate in our sport and avoid any of the recurring running injuries for years.

Find out how by watching today’s video.