Category Archives: Injuries and Recovery

Piriformis Sciatica

I’ve been going through piriformis/sciatica issues for the past year. It was a one time event in mid-Dec ’16, when I tried to do some fast intervals and immediately felt it in my butt. It took about 2 months before … Continue reading

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Ironman Saved My Life?

Ironman saved my life. Ironman also stole my life. Six years ago, I may have been more physically fit than in any of my previous 60 years. Coming off of 18 months of extraordinary success at Ironman racing, I was … Continue reading

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Broken Toe

I broke my toe this morning. As soon as it happened, I knew. When I was about seven, I thought it would be fun to jump from half way up the stairs, click my feet together twice, and see if … Continue reading

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Injured Reserve

On the Endurance Nation “Boomers’ Forum” (for folks over fifty – OFs, Old Folks, Old Farts) someone raised the issue of needing more recovery time. They focused on during workouts, or between workouts. Here is my post in that conversation… … Continue reading

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Atrial Fibrillation and The Endurance Athlete

My wife, who, bless her, seems to care about my long-term health, sent me some articles this morning about athletes and atrial fibrillation. Now, most of us know that runners and other endurance athletes are at higher risk as they … Continue reading

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Ski Report

“If it doesn’t snow by Washington’s Birthday, they may have to shut the mountain down.” I was trying to explain to Cody just how odd the weather and snow conditions are. Cheryl, Leigh, and I had been skiing “easy blues … Continue reading

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Ghost Boy

Martin Pistorius was 12 when a mysterious neurodegenerative disorder slowly unwound his body, and eventually shut his mind. By the time he was 16, he was immobile and in a coma. His parents never lost hope in his recovery, but … Continue reading

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Re-Entry

So I’ve suffered a significant head injury. Technically, I have an intracranial contusion (bleeding) in the upper left frontal lobe of my brain. There are several small areas of bleeding evident on CT scan, the largest being 9 mm. There … Continue reading

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Rest Is My Friend

One of my internet friends, Peter, is going thru recovery from a traumatic brain injury suffered May, 2014. He commented on my last post. Here is my reply to him, which shows, I hope, an increasing restraint in returning to … Continue reading

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2015 Fall

I’m not really looking for help just reporting to my friends what has happened to me. But if you have experience with concussion or traumatic brain injury and want to post here, that’s welcome. Those who know me may know … Continue reading

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