Zen and the Art of Body Maintenance Revisited

  Hi folks, Training Tip: How to address an injury close to a planned race. In a previous post, I referred to that important book, 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' by Robert Pirsig, which addresses the issue of quality, using motorcycle maintenance as a metaphor. This is how I remember his story, which I read about 30 years ago. Robert Pirsig presents the relationship between two couples, who ... Read more

Is It Tendonitis Or Referred Pain, And Either Way What Can You Do About It?

  Hi folks! Matthew, a friend and relative, asked me on Facebook about his running injury, as follows [with minor edits]: "after agreeing with your sentiments about barefoot running, I promptly picked up a foot tendon injury and haven't been able to run since. [ ] I can't for the life of me recall which tendon is damaged [ ] its outside the arch...possibly one of the peroneus tendons in this ... Read more

Tennis-Induced Wrist Pain – Every Injury Is An Opportunity To Learn And To Improve In Your Sport

Tennis-Induced Wrist Pain - Every Injury Is An Opportunity To Learn And To Improve In Your Sport

This post is about tennis-induced wrist pain. However, the ideas expressed here extend to any sports injury. Body-awareness is the real key to staying fit and active into old age. Don't let a chronic injury hold you back from having fun. Work out what is going on, and fix it, before it gets to be serious. I'm still doing Ironman training as of today (February, 2016), at age 72. It's fun! But I have to be ... 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.