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Running After Pregnancy

So you are holding your new little bundle of joy, and after the first few weeks of sleepless nights and exhaustion are over, you start to think, “When can I get back to running? I feel FAT!” You are not alone! After having my first daughter, Alex, I started a marathon training program to lose...

A Plan For Returning to Running After Injury or Surgery

Returning to running after an injury or surgery is often frustrating to the runner, and also to their doctor! Most veteran runners start back too much, too soon and too fast. The opposite can also be true; newbie runners are often afraid to re-injure themselves so often are extremely cautious making themselves borderline paranoid in...

Spring is Here! Tips For Aging Runners

Spring has sprung in Texas after a crazy wet and icy winter in the DFW area. Rain, sleet, snow and ice have kept many runners on the dreadmill. If you follow this blog, you realize that Art and I are on a quest to run 2015 miles in 2015! This has been quite a challenge...

300 Miles Done! 1715 Miles to Goal of 2015 Miles in 2015!

It’s Snowmageddon in the DFW area this weekend. The Cowtown Marathon scheduled for tomorrow morning is up in the air at blog post time, and they’ve already cancelled the 5K and 10K today. Roads are icy and snow has actually accumulated! Crazy weather all over the US and yet we are all still getting our...

Running in Ice and Snow During Icemageddon 2015?

On my way slip, sliding away during Icemageddon 2015, I saw several people out running or attempting to run in the neighborhood. Now I’m at the office, and already have three add-on patients for this afternoon with slip and fall injuries. Here is a little public service announcement from your favorite podiatrist. If you are...

Winter Weather Making You Hate Your Treadmill? Here are Some Tips to Make Treadmill Running Not Suck!

Winter Weather Making You Hate Your Treadmill? Here are Some Tips to Break up the Monotony! Let’s face it, I love to run…..outside! I hate the dreadmill! I mean treadmill ha ha. But at this time of year, and with the insane winter weather currently reeking havoc on the United States; the treadmill is a...

200 Miles into Our Quest for 2015! Seven Reasons Why You Should Run Too!

Yes, we hit the 200 mile mark this week in our quest to run 2015 miles in 2015! Now we only have 1815 miles to go! We actually would be a little further towards our goals, but a few days of laziness took over earlier in the week! Yes, it happens to all of us....

101 year old Marathon Runner Stops for a Beer?

You have got to check out this story! A 101 year old man decides he wants to run a marathon. He decides to start with a half-marathon which takes him 5 hours because he stops for a beer. What an inspiration (just kidding), but hey…the guy is still running at 101 years old! Maybe he...

Fall Down, Go Boom? Are Ankle Sprains a Rite of Spring?

Spring is in the air in North Texas. The brief snows are gone and recreational sports are starting their schedules. The soccer, baseball and lacrosse leagues are having their first games; the high-school track team is gearing up for competition, and The Leukemia Society’s Team-in-Training groups are just starting to increase their mileage aiming for...

Podiatrist Saves Olympic Dream

My friend and collegue Amol Saxena, DPM saves the day for Shalane Flanagan, an Olympic hopeful in the 5000m. Check it out! Podiatrists are the best “run docs” around! http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/13/sports/othersports/13runner.html?ref=sports