Category Archives: injuries

Am I foolish?

Well, yes, I am foolish. No argument. But I’m wondering if I am being particularly foolish about this issue. I sustained three thoracic spine fractures last year, just due to running. A DEXA bone mineral density scan showed that my … Continue reading

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together

In August I developed a sore back while running to work. Over a few weeks it gradually got better and I started running to work again. After about a week of running the same thing happened again. Suspecting something significant … Continue reading

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art imitates my life

I don’t know what haruspicy* means, but this is the story of my life at the moment: Lerner, Ben (2014) 10:02, London, Granta, p. 206 A doctor discovers accidentally that the main character in poet Ben Lerner’s novel 10:02 has an unusual … Continue reading

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all over

I’ve been running as long as I can remember. I remember being the boys captain of our school athletic team that travelled to a small country town (Dorrigo) for an inter-school competition when I was aged 8 or 9. We … Continue reading

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Partnership

I haven’t run much for quite a while. From September 2015 to July 2016 I was constrained by a hamstring tendon over-use injury. And when I tried starting running again I sustained two thoracic vertebral fractures, due to osteoporosis in … Continue reading

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Ouch. Fractured in Fort Collins

My son works with customer relationship management software called CiviCRM. The community of CiviCRM programmers and users was having a get-together in Fort Collins, near Denver, Colorado (He lives with me in Sydney, Australia). Seamus decided this get-together, CiviCon2016, would … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Highs and Lows

It was a perfect autumn Sydney morning for the 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, which starts at sunrise. I am too old, decrepit and lazy to participate, but daiskmeliadorn was keen to improve on her time in the Grunty … Continue reading

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