Back Pain Chronicles: my new anti-inflammatory super power

If you’re new to my blog, I’ll reset briefly at the top. In Nov. 2019, I jacked up my back, and by I — I mean that either I got … Continue reading Back Pain Chronicles: my new anti-inflammatory super power

New habit in fight against chronic back pain: a narrower stance

It’s been more than six months since my lower back and right leg started wrecking my world, one ache at a time. At some point by April, after an MRI … Continue reading New habit in fight against chronic back pain: a narrower stance

Protruding disc: The gangsta lean of my spine + ‘The Whole Of The Moon’

It sure has been a long time since I posted. So much has happened since Kristi and I returned from Texas in early March. The coronavirus pandemic became what it … Continue reading Protruding disc: The gangsta lean of my spine + ‘The Whole Of The Moon’

A weekend at Sequoyah State Park

Sometimes our adventures are jagged and not straight. We had originally planned a stay at an Airbnb on Grand Lake, but it turned out to have a heating issue. After … Continue reading A weekend at Sequoyah State Park

What it’s like to get a lumbar epidural steroid injection, and did it work?

As I wrote in January, I’ve been dealing with back issues since last November. I had started to train for another half marathon and merely wanted to ensure that my … Continue reading What it’s like to get a lumbar epidural steroid injection, and did it work?

Looking to Stu McGill’s Big 3 for bulging disk pain

It was my hope for 2020 that I’d be able to run another half-marathon this year, specifically the Oklahoma City Memorial (Half) Marathon. That is almost certainly not going to … Continue reading Looking to Stu McGill’s Big 3 for bulging disk pain

Runner’s routine: 5 stretches I do before every run

Two years ago, I was running up to 20 miles a week. This week, I’m thrilled with 7.35. And today I got three miles in. Note that my running time … Continue reading Runner’s routine: 5 stretches I do before every run

Runner’s Routine: The podcasts I listen to while running

My Bose Soundsport bluetooth headphones are pissing me off. The button somehow got stuck, and I can’t get it back to normal. Wearing these has become a part of the … Continue reading Runner’s Routine: The podcasts I listen to while running

Morning workout: How do you get yourself up early to go run?

So, how in the world to you morning people do it? Any by do it, I don’t only mean “get up.” I mean get up and exercise! How. Do. You. … Continue reading Morning workout: How do you get yourself up early to go run?

Daily Video, Episode 2: Exercise motivation + Back to the gym!

Several weeks ago, I had some dental work done that left me in a lot of pain. The work wasn’t the cause of the pain although I wasn’t in pain … Continue reading Daily Video, Episode 2: Exercise motivation + Back to the gym!

Fitness Hack: Using sports to pile on the steps

Since I’ve downloaded the Pedometer++ app, I’ve become a bit obsessed with checking my steps. Considering I have an iPhone and an Apple Watch, I’m not sure why I’m just … Continue reading Fitness Hack: Using sports to pile on the steps