Road to Recovery
Michelle Kempton is the founder of Heart & Sole Running Club and the race director of one of the largest marathons on the East Coast called Maritime Race Weekend.
I no longer consider myself injured. After a long year and half of dealing with an achillies injury, directly followed by a severe sprain and ankle fracture – I’m thrilled to report that I’m […]
The positive thing about having an injury is that it’s forced me to explore other physical activities to compensate for the void I’m experiencing with my low-mileage status. Two cross-training components that have been integral […]
I used to enjoy every run, even hill repeats – but a 10 month break from regular running resulting from an achilles injury, surprisingly eroded my love for the only sport that I’ve ever embraced. My […]
I used to run without a watch. I’d simply head out the door and run in whatever direction felt right that day. But at one point, my approach to running changed and it became filled with gadgets and accessories. […]
One of my biggest pet peeves about long distance runners is when we use the word “just” to describe a short distance race like a 5K. Imagine my surprise when just last week I caught myself doing just this!
My running friends started to clap and cheer when I told them I’d be running today. It felt great to be surrounded by people who missed me and who encourage me.
It’s been 10 months since I ran pain-free. After countless optimistic attempts to start-over that ended in setbacks, today was different. Running used to be like a reliable friend — always there, helpful and an […]
Now that my Achilles has healed, it’s time to start building up my strength. Trying to run after eight months of inactivity will be brutal, so I’ve decided to ease back into running by […]
For months, my training partner Meryl Cook gently suggested that I stop running and give my body time to heal – but, like your typical stubborn runner, I didn’t listen to her. Now, I […]