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Breakthrough day: I ran a mile!

Since breaking my hip in April of last year and having three screws put in a month later (read more about the broken hip saga here!), I’ve: Taken a four month break from running while I recovered from surgery Aquajogged and used an underwater treadmill Had two gait assessments done by my physical therapist SLOWLY eased back into running! My running has looked like this: Run 1 minute, walk 1 minute for 30 minutes total (repeat three times no more than 3x/week) Run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute for 30 minutes total (repeat three times no more than 3x/week) Run…

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Recovering from Work Travel and Catching Up

Finally! Back from a crazy few weeks of work (travel, taking on a colleague’s responsibilities, etc.) and jumping headfirst into the offseason. Here’s what I’ve been up to on the triathlon front: I’m allowed to run again! Just 4.5 months after surgery to repair my broken hip, my orthopedist deemed me fully healed and gave me the green light to run. I was expecting a full 6 months of no running, so this was wonderful. Easing back in with run/walk intervals: My physical therapist has me doing 1 minute run/1 minute walk intervals, starting with just 15 minutes and moving…

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