Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Show me where it hurts"

While my Injury Series articles are among the most popular on my blog, they are spread out over several pages of posts on my blog, and a lot of readers aren't sure which injuries I've covered and when.  I sometimes get requests for injuries I've already written about! To solve this problem, I've created a home page for the Injury Series, which you can see along the tabs at the top of every page.  In addition, I've created an "injury map"—an easy reference so you can connect what hurts with the proper article! You'll find it on the Injury Series page, but I've also reproduced it below.  Enjoy!

midpoint achilles tendonitis
insertional achilles tendonitis
patellar tendonitis
medial tibial stress syndrome
plantar fasciitis
iliotibial band syndrome
patellofemoral pain syndrome
tibial stress fracture
Image Map

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Moving on to new adventures

For the past six months, I've been living in Virginia and working for a start-up called the Runner's Health and Performance Institute.  Its goal was to become the go-to place for runners with injuries and performance issues in Northern Virginia.  Unfortunately, I recently got the news that, because of some unforeseen challenges in gathering the resources necessary for the business, the RUNHAPI project is not going forward.  While I'm disappointed that the business has to shut down, I'm also looking forward to new opportunities in the running community.  As of tomorrow, I'll be moving back to Minnesota—hopefully in time to help out at a local high school for the spring track season! I also have some big things coming up for Running Writings, which I'm very excited about.  My next booklet (or book, depending on where you draw the line) is one proof-read away from release, so look for a big announcement on that in the next few weeks.  I'm also planning to revamp some of the older Injury Series articles, upgrading the citations and including new information on some great research papers that have come out in the last few years.  I'll also be working on ways to make the information in the Injury Series available in a variety of formats—a book, posters, or maybe smaller summary sheets for people who don't want to read 5-10,000 words on their injury.  If you have anything you'd like me to write about, leave a comment below and I'll look into it.

Outside of that, I'm thinking about what direction I'll go in the next few years.  There is coaching, writing, graduate school and research, or who knows what else! If you've got any ideas (or better, any opportunities!) definitely drop me a line on the Contact Me page; I'd love to talk with you! Finally, I ought to apologize for the lack of content recently, which to some extent is a result of having to sort out how and when I'll be moving back to MN and so on.  Look forward to more running writing in the future!