Tagged with running injuries

Compression: Does it work?

Compression: Does it work?

I’m not a medical doctor though I did drop out of a PhD program in the humanities so that’s got to count for something, right? So there’s lots of talk about compression as a means of recovery and bouncing back from tough runs. Thus far, I have made it known that I am skeptic when … Continue reading

A little cooperation would be nice

A little cooperation would be nice

Feet, man, they’re just so… foot like. I find myself talking to my left foot lately and saying things like, “no wonder people hate feet! You’re so damn annoying!” and “HEAL! JUST FUCKING HEAL ALREADY!” I imagine my foot responds by saying, “weigh a little less and maybe I would, you stupid jerk.” I’m trying … Continue reading

Glorified Duct Tape: Does KT Tape Work?

Glorified Duct Tape: Does KT Tape Work?

I see people walking around with KT tape and my first thought is, “douche bag” usually followed by, “asshole” and “sucker.” So I was saying this stuff to myself in the mirror this past Sunday while I tried to follow the video online for taping up an IT band problem. Super awkward. I may have … Continue reading

THAT runner

THAT runner

My general rule is that if I’m running and whatever is bothering me is bothering me enough that I can’t run normally and am modifying my gait, it’s time to stop. This is because I’ve run through what I thought was some minor pain, only to discover that my compensating for that discomfort has lead … Continue reading

My Dislike Justified

A letter to the Cyclist who hit me on the Rock Creek Trail Dear A$$hole, So you hit me on Rock Creek today right by the Watergate crosswalk. Were you even paying attention to what was going on around you? You came up from behind me while I was walking all the way on the … Continue reading

That’s it, No More Running!

So I went out for my run today. And I came back with my leg covered in blood. Yup. Aside from blisters, running has never made me bleed. Until today, that is. I have this weird thing where when I’m tired my ankle turns in a little bit and this time I just took a … Continue reading