Week one: Can't walk to the bathhouse from the camper without a trekking pole. Netflix black hole week. Walking attempts still painful. Lots of gentle PT strengthening and stretching twice a day. Week two: Tried to hike. Tried to bike. Everything hurts and the depression starts creeping in. PT 2x/day. Week three: Hiking still hurts, let's try that biking thing again. No pain! Begin gravel biking addiction. Bye bye depression. PT 2x/day.
Injured? Cancel the pity party, put on an apron (or not) and spend a little extra time in the kitchen with some new recipes that are tasty and good for your injured self.
Let me preface this one by explaining my situation. I love running, for hours and hours and hours. I was doing just that at the San Diego 100 but after about 13 hours my piriformis muscle decided to play the strain game. Two weeks of barely walking, one week of short shuffle hikes and finally … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Trail Running is Better Than Mountain Biking
Some thoughts on believing you can win, desperately drinking creek water, my first DNF and ensuing injury. With all the extra time on my hands due to injury, it's a long one...