Author Archives: runswithpugs

5 things to say to injured runner friends

It seems that it can be a bit of a struggle coming up with things to say to injured runner friends. I have never been one to police what people’s words, but this past week, I received some truly mind-boggling … Continue reading

week 8 (20): 12 weeks post op

Here we are, 12 weeks post op. Almost six weeks of getting the big thumbs-up from the surgeon and starting to bear weight. To be honest, it feels like forever. Even longer when you add in the weeks between the … Continue reading

{recovery} doubt comes in

I know that recovery doubt seems a little dark after yesterday’s post, but here we are. My plan was to share “The Plan,” complete with full excitement and enthusiasm. I accomplished that, but there is an emotional setback that popped … Continue reading

a look inside my comeback plan

My “Comeback Plan” has been rattling around in my head since the day I broke my leg. I think it’s only natural to want to focus on getting back to the normal, even while in the midst of a trauma. … Continue reading

week 7 (20): coping with the vacation hangover

Ugh, the vacation hangover. That awful feeling when you return to the real world from vacation and nothing is ever quite the same. I grappled with this condition all week, and only the current three-day weekend seems to be helping. … Continue reading

things i’m loving on valentine’s day

Happy Valentine’s Day! So this isn’t my favorite of the days, but I am all about embracing themes and enjoying it! I wore pink and red to physical therapy this morning, and the PTs got a kick out of my … Continue reading

dealing with the dns

DNS, or Did Not Start, is something most runners never wish to encounter. Whether due to illness, injury, or just a change in availability, a DNS can become a huge discouragement to any athlete. After my injury, one of my … Continue reading

week 6 (20): road trips while injured

Road trips have always been a huge part of our family dynamic, and when I broke my leg, our travel lives got shut down quite quickly. I just knew I had to get it together for the Sister Site Conference: … Continue reading

planning a comeback at the Sweet By Holly Cupcake Run

Before we begin talking about my comeback, let me begin by welcoming you to the first ever Runners’ Roundup! We’re so excited to bring you this new linkup! Formerly the Running Coaches’ Corner, we’re back with a new lineup of … Continue reading

week 5(20): a litany of firsts

Firsts are the theme of this week. It’s actually almost exhausting how many firsts I had. New things can be scary, and I have exercised an over-abundance of caution in how I approach things these days. I hope I can … Continue reading

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