|My Injury Report||Story*Training*Injury*Schedule*Spectators*Statistics|
Runners typically have aches and pains during their training. We seem to have the same things go wrong, so this is more of a sharing experience than anything else....
10/28/01 Marine Corp Marathon: Foot pain from Start.
10/29/01 Continue Ice, ES and US.
01/06/02 Disney Marathon: Blisters cause me to stop 4 times for bandaids. Everything else great!
2002 Blisters continue to plague me starting around 6 miles. Otherwise, everything is working great.
12/25/02 Right foot Heel pain begins.
01/11/03 No blisters during Mississippi Marathon. No heel pain during run.
01/15/03 Heel pain continues; Diagnosed as either Tarcel Tunnel or tendentious
It seems as though my blisters were caused by one of the 3 pairs of orthotics. No blisters in last 3 races....
02/22/03 Pain begins in achilles tendon during Myrtle Beach.
03/16/03 Achilles tightness continues. Multiple stops to stretch.
04/05/03 Achilles better... No issues during run
04/26/03 Lower back and Sciatica issues.
05/15/03 Sciatica Worsens. Canceling Maine and giving myself a weeks rest.
5/22/03. The week off helped. Sciatica better.
6/8/03 Deadwood run without issues. Taking a few weeks off.
10/18/03 Hamstring. Injured while supporting the Baltimore Marathon. Still tender after a week and time off. NY will be difficult.
02/08/04. Birmingham... Hamstring nearly forced me to stop
02/22/04 After 2 weeks of almost no running, the hamstring is still tight and painful. Canceling New Orleans & New Jersey.
08/01/04 The light schedule has still not loosened up the Hamstring. When will the madness end?
12/13/04 Huntsville without Hamstring issues.
1/15/05 Sledding causes Lower back pain.
1/22/05 Back pain worsens into Sciatica. X-Ray shows nothing amiss.
1/31/05 Sciatica Worsens. Never this bad before. Missing needed long runs for New Orleans. New Jersey is up for grabs. MRI scheduled for 2/15.
2/15/05 MRI... Tech cautions: "Don't run on Sunday."
2/17/05 "MRI: There is a large herniated disc with extruded fragment at L3-4. The is severely compromising the spinal canal and obliterating the right lateral recess at this level."
2/18/05 Micro Lumbar Surgery planned for 2/22/05
2/22/05 Removed fragments and repositioned disc. No sciatic pain.
2/27/05 10 minutes Walking on treadmill. Incision very sore.
3/7/05 10 Minutes Running.
3/14/05 30 Minutes Running
3/27/05 9.5 miles in 1'20"
4/3/05 15.6 Miles in 2'48"
4/18/05 Boston. Personal Worst.
11/21/06 Day After Philly, Broken (R4) toe on bedpost. X-Ray revels (old) stress fracture on R3
8/21/08 Back pain, playing soccer with Wyatt.
9/11/08 No relief, and 1st round of steroids. X-Ray reveals disc compression. This feels exactly like the progression of '05
10/3/08 Better, @ 60%. Second round of steroids and scheduled MRI, 10/21
10/11/08. Baltimore @ 70%. Runner up to Personal Worst.
10/15/08. Better today than in the 2 months leading up to to Baltimore.
Updated October 15th, 2008