Is Overuse the Most Common Cause of Running Injuries?

One of the most common causes of running injuries, if not the most common cause of running injuries, is sometimes know as overuse.  Overuse is basically doing too much too soon, and ignoring the signs that your body is giving you.  Many people make this same mistake, and end up hurt and unable to run.  

Many of these injuries happen progressively as a muscle, tendon ligament, or sometimes, a bone constantly has to absorb the […] Read more »

Personal Blog – Overcoming Health Hurdles

running hurldes

Today I just wanted to share a few things going on with me and my running program in hopes that you can learn from my experiences. My personal running program has been going well going well until just recently, when I had a few hurdles that slowed me down.  The first ‘hurled’ that I faces was getting a case of bronchitis.  It was quite painful as I had a constant cough.  There were times is […] Read more »

Use R.I.C.E. to Treat Your Minor Injuries

Many of the minor injuries that you will get when running include muscle strains, sprains.  The healing of this ‘soft tissue’ can be hoped with some basic first aid and treatment.   If you do have one of these kinds of injuries, you may still need to see a doctor, but often listening to your body will usually tell you how serious the injury is. Note: Do Not Let The Injury Get You Down Before we […] Read more »

Audit Your Running Program

At least once a year, millions of Americans work diligently to review the financial information for the previous year, and then file their taxes for the IRS.  Some will get refunds, and others will have to pay.  At the time I am writing this, i just finished doing my taxes for 2010.  I am thankful that I am in the group that will be getting some back from Uncle Sam. Doing my taxes is definitely […] Read more »

Preventing Running Injury With Good Form

Last night my kids and I were playing a game of four-square in the driveway.  Somehow I jumped up and landed the wrong way, and I tweaked my knee a bit.  Obviously, this accident is not a running injury, and at this point I am fairly sure that I am the only person who has ever had a four-square accident. However, the point is that the injury did  make me think about the blog, and […] Read more »