Having Trouble With Your Ironman Training – Try, Try And Try Again, And Try Dry Needling If You Have To!

Having Trouble With Your Ironman Training - Try, Try And Try Again, And Try Dry Needling If You Have To!

It's been a two-year journey, but now I think I'll be able to get back in shape - yes, dry needling finally got me running again. It went like this: Qualified for World's Half Ironman Championships, 2013, Raleigh NC with a great run. Went to World's in Las Vegas, August 2013, had bike wreck, ended up in my second aortic surgery, but little did I know, my pelvis was subluxated. Horrible season in 2014, ... Read more

How To Win Friends And Influence People, And Fix Your Running Injuries!

How To Win Friends And Influence People, And Fix Your Running Injuries!

To fix your relationships and your body, LISTEN TO THEM! I was raised in a family where no one listened, but talking never ceased. This caused me to interrupt as a kid, if I really needed something. There was no choice, but it set me up for very poor social skills as an adult. Fortunately, a good friend of mine, Byron, set me straight, and with a lot of work I interrupt less and less, and listen more and more. ... Read more

I Hope I Live To Sustain A Lot More Injuries, And Make A Couple More Enemies, At Least!

I Hope I Live To Sustain A Lot More Injuries, And Make A Couple More Enemies, At Least!

If you haven't sustained some injuries, or made a few enemies, you've never lived. If we learn from our injuries, I must be fairly wise, based on my map, above, though not as wise as Evel Knieval (yes, EVEL, never knew that), I'm sure. As I prepare, mainly mentally, for another trip around the sun, I, like my old Chevy truck (approaching 360,000 miles, and don't tell me my old truck doesn't, in her own way), reflect ... Read more

How to fix plantar fasciitis in five steps

How to fix plantar fasciitis in five steps

Hi folks, welcome! One week ago, I told my movement and dance teacher (not that I like to dance, I just want to move freely into late old age - I'm a sprightly 71, right now), Rebecca, that I had managed to induce a  case of plantar fasciitis heel pain in my left foot, by changing my running shoes, only one month before my next Ironman race, and she said, "Great, we can demonstrate that our method really ... Read more

Back On The Roller Plus A Great Review Of Our Plantar Fasciitis Product, Which Says It Like It Is!

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." Ralph Waldo Emerson Hi folks, welcome! The lean startup taught us to build an initial product and test it in the market, before attempting to make it perfect. This is equally important when making changes to your exercise routine or fixing a sports injury! Rebecca and I are working on making our treatment for plantar fasciitis ... Read more

Recovery From Major Surgery May Take Longer Than You Think, But I Suspect That Luis Has It Nailed

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”  Albert Einstein Hi folks, welcome to my thoughts! I do love to think, and I especially like it when I'm proven wrong with respect to some set idea in my head. Of course, I'll kick and scream before I change - hell, I'm a misoneist, like the rest of us. I don't do so well with ... Read more

Make Sure Your Perception Fits Reality Especially When Running Trails

  Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! We look at the world, but we don't always see what is actually there. This is because, for efficiency's sake, the brain fills in a great deal of information to make things fit. If it collected and processed all the visual data you'd get nowhere. For instance, when you see a house, your mind creates a 3D image in your mind of the house as a box, even though you can ... Read more

The 60-Mile Plantar Fasciitis Cure

Hi! Thanks for coming by! A few weeks ago I was visiting a local shoe store, where I entered into a conversation with an endurance runner who was having trouble with plantar fasciitis. We talked about the role of posture, shoes, running style, and a number of other factors that might alleviate the problem, and left it at that. The subject of running-induced plantar fasciitis interests me for two reasons, (1) I ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.