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On Obsessions: The Man Who Swam 10,000 Days in a Row

It’s the first Saturday in September, on a mercifully cool Texas summer morning. I’m sitting under a gnarled old pecan tree, plump with nuts, watching a remarkable event unfold before my eyes. A man I know through swimming is celebrating his 10,000th swim in a row with

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Musings From a Boot: Lessons I’ve Been Reminded of Through Injury

When she was in the boot, I asked her is she’d write a guest blog post for me on her injury lessons. When I read her words, I though, “I wish someone had told me this stuff when I was spectacularly flailing through my first injury recovery.”

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I Called for a Taxi and Never Expected it to Change my Life

Whether you’re facing the emotional fallout of injury or PTSD, the tools you’ll need to dig out of your hole are exactly the same. When you call for a taxi, what do you expect? Like most people, you probably expect an individual to show up on time

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What Overcoming Your Injuries Looks Like: Inspiration from a Cyclocross National Champion

The weather forecast in Austin for January 8, 2015, was grim by anyone’s standards, especially for a bike race. At the start time for the wisest women’s age categories (60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75+) at US Masters Cyclocross Nationals the predicted temperature was a frigid 28 degrees–with

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From One Athlete to Another: His Injury Advice Stands to Make Your Recovery Easier and Faster

In the fall of 2013, Austin-American Statesman journalist Pam LeBlanc wrote a story about my injury and creation of Injured Athlete’s Toolbox. Shortly after the article’s publication, I hosted one of my regular seminars for injured athletes. We answer each other’s questions; we help each other navigate

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Part 4: Epilogue – Injured Athlete Inspiration (NAA Mentors Aren’t Always Winning Races. Sometimes They’re Injured. What They’ve Learned Can Help You. – Guest Blog Post for Network for Advancing Athletes)

Network for Advancing Athletes mentors Courteney Lowe, Carrie Toleffson, Tina Pic, Annie Ewart, Alison Tetrick, and founder Amber Pierce share a love of their sport, a passion for guiding fellow female athletes, and all-too-much experience with injury. Through traumatic brain injuries, an obscure vascular condition, and various

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Part 3: NAA Mentors Aren’t Always Winning Races. Sometimes They’re Injured. What They’ve Learned Can Help You. – Guest Blog Post for Network for Advancing Athletes

Have you lost your motivation? Finding motivation after injury can be frustrating and elusive. This blog will help you. Network for Advancing Athletes mentors Courteney Lowe, Carrie Toleffson, Tina Pic, Annie Ewart, Alison Tetrick, and founder Amber Pierce share a love of their sport, a passion for

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In Pain? When is it Time to See a Doctor?

Does this sound like you? Fueled by Vitamin I (ibuprofen), you go for a run despite nagging pain. You’ve adopted a regimen of ice and more Vitamin I post-run. Eventually, nothing eases the pain, so you rest. Your friends recommend visiting practitioners ranging from traditional MDs to

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(Part 2) Comparison: What to Do When the New You is Not as Fast as the Old You

Comparison–the inevitable pitfall of injury recovery. Comparison–not to someone else, but to your old, “perfect,” pre-injury self. In part 1 of this blog we reflected on comparison and discussed emotional breakdowns, scraping knobs off mountain bike tires, and tapestries. Further discussion about comparison of your post-injury self

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Why a Movement Specialist is a Key Player on Your Recovery Team

I love Jesse. I love his philosophy. I love his calm presence. I love how he creates an atmosphere for his clients to be heard, to learn how to move properly, and to heal–both mentally and physically. Until I met Jesse, I’d never connected with a fellow

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