Back pain chronicles: 8 strategies for big improvement

July 2 was a big day for me and my back. It was the day I had my 10-week x-rays with my chiropractor in Oklahoma City. She’s had me on … Continue reading Back pain chronicles: 8 strategies for big improvement

Beach therapy bridges the gap after COVID-19 quarantine

This blog post is being written to the sounds of the new Bob Dylan album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” which immediately reminds me of my mom who used to call … Continue reading Beach therapy bridges the gap after COVID-19 quarantine

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’

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

2 of the best tips ever for improving your mental health

“Chycho” is one of my favorite subscriptions on YouTube. I started listening to him for the ASMR but soon figured out that he’s a smart dude and cool cat. I’m … Continue reading 2 of the best tips ever for improving your mental health

Standard time is (much) better, so says science

This blog post is not going to make me popular. I turned back time like Cher this morning, and like many of you, I’m for abolishing the twice-a-year clock switch-a-roo. … Continue reading Standard time is (much) better, so says science

Building momentum is the most important goal for new runners

I’ve had a hard time getting my road legs back.  Two years ago, I would have called myself a hardcore runner. A slow, hardcore runner, but definitely an accomplished one. … Continue reading Building momentum is the most important goal for new runners

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