The Mental Side of Injury: What to Do When Your Recovery Isn’t Going So Swimmingly

Let’s talk about the oft-forgotten and ignored mental side of injury recovery. “How are you feeling after yesterday?” my friend Todd asked me as we walked down the steps toward the pool. “I feel good,” I replied. “Aren’t your shoulders sore?” he asked. “Not at all,” I

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How to Recover from an Injury: Hint…Don’t Try it Without a Movement Therapist (Part 2)

This is the second in a 4-part series where I’ll share why, after injury, working with a Movement Therapist is a must. You can read part 1 here. I’ll share what prompted me to see Jesse, what happens to your nervous system after an injury, and how

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The Bleak Truth About How Refusing to Ask for Help is Killing Us a Little Every Day

Benjamin Franklin said, “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Clearly, Ben forgot “needing help.” Without exception, nobody escapes needing help in their life. Yet, also without exception, nobody wants to ask for help. We’d rather pluck our nose hairs than ask for

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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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How to Recover from an Injury: Hint…Don’t Try it Without a Movement Therapist (Part 1)

This is the first in a 4-part series where I’ll share why, after injury, working with a Movement Therapist is a must. This blog series falls under the category “how to recover from an injury: the things nobody tells you.” I’ll share what prompted me to see

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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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Part 2: Ameliorating Social Isolation – Guest Blog Post for Jo Belton at MyCuppaJo.com

Thank goodness for the interwebs, for without them I never would have crossed paths with Jo. A client urged me to check out her website. I was instantly captivated. Jo’s writing can only come from a place of experience with being an injured athlete with chronic pain.

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Part 1: Understanding Social Isolation – Guest Blog Post for Jo Belton at MyCuppaJo.com

Thank goodness for the interwebs, for without them I never would have crossed paths with Jo. A client urged me to check out her website. I was instantly captivated. Jo’s writing can only come from a place of experience with being injured athlete with chronic pain. How

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Doing This One Thing Will Change the Course of Your Injury Recovery: Wisdom from The Mighty Kitty

Don’t hold it against me, but I’ve never been much of a cat person, probably because 2 strands of cat hair used to bring my immune system to its knees, leaving me gasping for air. Plus, admit it, cats are a little capricious–scratch a cat on his

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