Arthritis, simply defined, is the inflammation of one or more joints. But it’s actually an umbrella term, according to arthritis.org, used to describe a group of 100-plus medical conditions. Continue reading
Category Archives: Injuries
Hi. My name is Tal. I’m an athlete, and I have trouble accepting my weaknesses.
I recently learned one of my weaknesses is my IT band.
By way of introduction, I’m a medium distance runner and am working toward a first triathlon, but I consider that my off season. First and foremost, I am an ultimate frisbee player. Continue reading
I hate the treadmill with the white hot passion of a thousand suns. And before I was informed about running outside in the winter safely, I would slog along on the dreadmill for countless boring miles each winter. Continue reading
I’ve picked a hell of a goal race for coming back from my latest injury — a half marathon in Chicago at the end of January. Continue reading
This year was supposed to be the Year of No Injuries.
The universe, it seems, had other plans. Continue reading
Today we kicked off what we had hoped would become an annual family tradition of biking along Lake Shore Drive. We never dreamed it’d end up with a crash and the little one saying she never wants to bike again. Continue reading
Chicago Bears fans are angry this morning, the day after the Green Bay Packers whopped them on their home field to clinch the NFC championship title. And their anger seems to be focused on injured Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Cutler hobbled off the field early in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury.
People all over Chicago, on Facebook and Twitter are calling him a wimp, using other words that I won’t repeat here.
But I’d like to take the opposite stance: I think Cutler did the right thing. Continue reading
I have a love-hate relationship with my sports bras.
I love that they keep the twins in place during runs. (I really don’t need any black eyes; I get hurt enough.)
I hate that over the course of my adult life I’ve had to wear two at a time, tried on 800 until I found one that fits, that they cost so much, that they break down so quickly and that they can cause so much pain if they don’t fit exactly right. Continue reading