All posts by Eric Hunley

RRCA Certified coach. Started to change lifestyle in 2012 when weight was up to 283 lbs. Eventually started running later that year and racing in 2013. Has run in dozens of races and has been featured in some podcasts. Full Bio on About Page.

Shoes

Some day I will learn. When I stop running in a pair of shoes, they need to be retired completely. I just wore my shoes that took me through my first marathon. My hip was feeling like it was out of alignment. I have changed to another pair of shoes    Which ones? A pair that I’m about to retire… Well, baby steps.

Forced Rest

I have been struggling for the past weeks with a strained gluteus medias. This has traveled around my left hip and leg and recruited my sartorius and adductor as well. I am learning quite a bit of anatomy. This is great knowledge, but I wish I was learning it under other circumstances.

Since I started running, I have had frequent issues with my left leg and foot. I am now familiar with a frozen heel, plantar fasciitis, perineal tendonitis, piriformis issues, gluteus medias strain, adductor pain and sartorius aggravation.

I have just finished my spring racing season which included my first marathon. This past weekend, I had two 5Ks over three days. I haven’t had two races that close together before.

After all this training and my injury history, I made the commitment that I would take a week off so I could reset my training. Thus, forced rest.

What do I do with this time off? Start a new Web site.

I have been meaning to move my Website for years now and this is driving me. Here we go!