Working For It

I was recently talking to a friend about how one of her friends runs long distances even when he’s not in training and runs marathons on whims. I immediately blurted out “I wish I could do that, but I’m one of those runners that has to work to be a runner.” At first, this made me feel a little uncomfortable, but the more I think about it, the more it’s helped me to understand how and why I run. Continue reading Working For It

Running After a Car Accident

Don’t panic. The accident was in May and I was rear ended and pushed into the car in front of me. As E likes to say, I was “ping-ponged” between the two cars, so as you might imagine, my neck isn’t exactly in tip-top shape anymore. The muscle stiffness I felt in the coming weeks after the accident was mild and only slightly affected my running, especially since I was taking some time off after the Cleveland Half Marathon anyways. But as time has gone on, I’ve noticed that my neck is really catching the brunt of the whiplash after effects. Continue reading Running After a Car Accident