That’s Very Metatarsalgia

Posted by on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Once upon a time there was a girl who liked to run. She felt that regular running in the parks wasn’t challenging enough, though; it was too easy to get lazy, especially since she was not a born speedster. Then she discovered a giant flight of stairs leading to a high point in her local park. She got the idea that running up and down those stairs would be a much better workout than just running. And she was right! Running up and down the steps was hard. The people who used the steps to walk in and out of the park thought she was crazy, but they got used to her. The girl kept running up and down the steps, thinking, “This is great! I bet I will be really fast on a straight, flat path now!”

A Runner’s Story: Laura Peifer

Posted by on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Today we’re excited to share with you an interview with Laura Peifer, a mom and soon to be certified spin instructor who loves to run and create healthy recipes that support her active lifestyle. Hello, Laura!

Healing Feet: How long have you been running?
Laura Peifer: I began running in college as an easy way to get a little exercise, since I was no longer playing team sports. Some friends and I decided to train for our first half marathon in 2001, and I’ve been running ever since!

High, Ankle Sprain!

Posted by on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

An ankle sprain is bad. A high ankle sprain is really bad. If you have a fantasy sports team, and you read an injury update that says one of your players has a regular ankle sprain, you’re not worried. He’ll get it taped up and be on the practice field in a day or two. However, if that report says he has gone down with a high ankle sprain, you know that you are going to need to find a replacement quick because that player is going to be gone for a long time. A really, really long time. An amount of time that makes you curse the day you drafted said player.

Okay, let’s skip the melodrama about fantasy seasons gone bad and learn the basics about high ankle sprains: what it means to have one and, of course, what it means to your fantasy lineup when one of your players has one.

Special Event! Running Injury Clinic with Dr. Josef Geldwert

Posted by on Friday, April 27th, 2012

Hey runners! Here’s a great opportunity to get all those questions answered about your nagging running injuries!

Running Injury Clinic with Dr. Josef Geldwert

Tuesday, May 1st @ 7:30 PM at Rye Running Company

Have injuries been plaguing your training of late? Still have that plantar fascitis in one foot that just will not go away? Want to know what could be causing some of these injuries? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should be sure to come out for our running injury clinic led by Dr. Josef Geldwert of The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. Not only is Dr. Geldwert a leading surgeon in his field, but he also serves as the medical director for major race events such as the Hamptons Marathon and the NYC Triathlon. He also is an avid runner himself and can truly relate to your running injuries. Be sure to come out with all your questions, so you can get back on track to running your best and being injury-free!

Sounds like a great opportunity to find out how to be a healthier, pain-free runner! If you have any questions about the event, please contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine (212.996.1900).



A Runner’s Story: Kevin Lu

Posted by on Friday, April 27th, 2012

We’re happy to have had a chance to talk to Kevin Lu, runner, engineer, and all-around science fan. He blogs about long distance running at Beyond Distance and is also the tech columnist at iRunnerblog.

Healing Feet: How long have you been running?
Kevin Lu: The first time I laced up and went for a run was in August of 2009. It was one mile long – but I could not run the whole mile without stopping to catch my breath. I have been running since then.

A Runner’s Story: Charity Wright

Posted by on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Today we have a conversation with Charity Wright, not-so-average working mom and super runner. Charity has been seriously getting into half marathons and marathons, so let’s talk about how she runs!