Release

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 8: Release! The Day of Reckoning was upon me. March 23rd, I had my second follow-up appointment with my ortho to x-ray my ankle. I felt ready, Ifelt “healed”, I felt it was time…I just needed the “data” (i.e. x-ray) to prove it. My appointment was straight-forward, cast removal, x-ray and consultation. Uneventful … Read More

SKORA Tempo – Release

StefGear Reviews, News

SKORA Tempo Early Thoughts and Musings… Last year, as I laced on my first pair of SKORA shoes, I fell in love. They were light, gave me fantastic groundfeel and were designed with highly reflective details to keep me safe(r) while running in the dark. I’ve since gone on to set many PRs, including my first BQ(-5) at Indianapolis and a … Read More

Patience

StefNews, Philosophy, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 7: Patience This is the 7th in my recovery series from the saga of my broken ankle. You can read the back story from my Rocky Raccoon 100M race report. As individuals, we each have our own gifts and talents to give to the World. Some of these come easy, others are much … Read More

Family Matters

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 6: Family Matters Note: I drafted this a few weeks ago, have not had the opportunity to publish until many weeks later To date, I haven’t really written much about my family. In part, it’s because the focus of this blog, but it’s also because I frankly I unfortunately live half a … Read More

Time

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 5: Parole and Re-incarceration I understand this update is long overdue. This is the hardest part of recovery, understanding whenever you take 2 steps forward, sometimes it’s accompanied with one step back. March 2nd, I had my first follow-up appointment for my ankle. This was 4 weeks to the day after I … Read More

Strength through Boredom

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 4: Boredom Comes a ‘Knockin Four weeks have gone by, four long weeks since I last stepped forth with two healthy legs. I think I’ve done quite well for myself. I keep myself as busy as possible to do what exercise I can to maintain the shred of sanity with which I … Read More

Frustrations and Blessings

StefNews, Philosophy, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 3: Frustrations and Blessings Frustration (n): the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something Frustrations: Inabilities have been pretty much dictated my life the past few weeks. I’m highly limited by what I can do and there is precious little I can do to change … Read More

Sanity or Something Like it…

StefNews, Training

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode #2 – Finding a New “Normal” The first week of my recovery was filled with pain, fatigue and lots of sleep. The thing (not quite, but almost) furthest from my mind was exercise. I just knew my body (and mind) needed a chance to heal a little… However, most of the pain … Read More

Injury Update & Miscellanea

StefNews

“Good Luck, Break a Leg” Said no trail runner, ever… My diagnosis was pretty clear on Monday (2/2), confirmed as a broken fibula. What I suspected, but was confirmed is there was also a hairline fracture of my tibia (the big leg bone). Thankfully, my bones decided to break neatly, requiring no “hardware” (sorry, I prefer my hardware in the … Read More

Rocky Raccoon 2015 – Escape from Chinquapin

StefPhilosophy, Race Reports

“It’s not what we are dealt in life, but how we react to what we are dealt. That’s what defines our character and who we are as people” ~S. Bernosky (2015) Sometimes we encounter walls in our lives that bring us to a dead stop. The week leading up to Rocky Raccoon wasn’t great, in fact, it was pretty darn … Read More