The guy one row ahead of me on the bus was taking a selfie and just as he was taking the picture I looked up. Now I’m awkwardly in the background of his picture.

What did happen to you? I mean I have just finished reading throught your surgery-section and still can not figure out why you had the surgery. Anyways, get better and be strong xxx
Anonymous

I kept suffering from an intense pain in my right leg for nearly 10 months. I did not have insurance to go see a doctor, so, I tried self diagnosing. Figured it was probably a stress fracture or some crummy shin splints. Took 6-8 weeks off of running, cross-trained, looked up video of various physical therapy moves used to nurse stress fractures. Tried running again, would flair back up, took even longer off, came back. After 10 months, finally got my self insured and went to see a general doctor and then an orthopedic doctor. He did a pressure test and I was diagnosed with compartment syndrome. Had to have a fasciotomy. Here I am recovering from surgery and hoping to be cleared to run in 3 weeks!

gabe! you're really cool. how do you not have a girl? are you just not interested in anyone you're acquainted with at school, like what is this
Anonymous

I appreciate that!
And because I’m a real-life Ted Mosby.

Did you ever write that poem last night? Can you post it?
Anonymous

Yeahhhh, I did. It’s really rough and not the best, but, I guess I’ll post it as a “read-more”. 

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Been following you for a while now, major inspiration like everyday + pizza + peanut butter. You rock. What are the three most important things you would tell a beginning runner?
Anonymous

talknerdytome33:

running4thehigh:

Haha YOU rock. Someone outta make a dessert pizza ft. peanut butter.
Hmm top three most important things to tell a beginning runner…

  1. Don’t overlook the importance of proper recovery and body maintenance
  2. Don’t do too much too soon
  3. Enjoy the ride 

Can you go into #1 a little more? Thanks

Most certainly! Alright, so. When we run, we are putting our body under stress from the pounding upon impact. Imagine how many times your foot makes contact with the pavement per mile. That plays a toll on your body. In order to stay in tip-top shape, you have to really take care of yourself and make sure that you’re doing what is necessary to recover. Proper stretching (dynamic stretching before runs, static stretching after) mobility and form drills (you can find some on YouTube), cross-training (swimming, cycling, weightlifting), getting enough sleep at night, proper shoes, proper nutrition. It’s the little things that add up to make you a :D runner instead of a x__x runner.

Been following you for a while now, major inspiration like everyday + pizza + peanut butter. You rock. What are the three most important things you would tell a beginning runner?
Anonymous

Haha YOU rock. Someone outta make a dessert pizza ft. peanut butter.
Hmm top three most important things to tell a beginning runner…

  1. Don’t overlook the importance of proper recovery and body maintenance
  2. Don’t do too much too soon
  3. Enjoy the ride