Posts tagged "injury"

Absolute Beginners: What The Hell Do You Do With A Foam Roller, Anyway?

Hello, Beginners! Have you ever seen people at the gym rolling their legs over tubes and thought, “What the hell?” Or alternatively, have you ever seen it and thought, “Boy, that looks great, I wish I knew how to do that”? Good news! I’m here to help. Short version: Foam rollers are self-massage tools that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 13, 2015

Harrison Ford Crashes Plane; Writer Barely Avoids Heart Attack

Harrison Ford crashed his vintage single-engine WW2 jet into a golf course yesterday and walked away with some non-life-threatening injuries, THANK GOODNESS, because honestly, I could not handle Harrison Ford dying right now. My lovely fiancé had to brace me for the news about it last night because Harrison Ford is my imaginary boyfriend, ergo…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

How Shoes Made Me More Aware Of My Mortality

Two weeks before the Chicago Marathon, I bought a new model of the shoes I’d been training in and started running in them to try to break them in for the race. I bought them without trying them on because I figured Saucony probably wouldn’t change much about the shoe between models. I was mistaken,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Girl Talk: I Left Ballet Over A Dance Injury

It was a typical Orange County night at the tail end of a long, lazy winter break. The plethora of yogurt shops in the neighborhood were closing, and even if you craved a Starbucks treat, it was too late in suburbia. The few dive-bars in the area boasted their usual divorcee crowd. My mom, dad…

Sarah Gray / February 26, 2013

Flipper The Cat Flops Into My Heart

Flipper the cat was born with a twisted spine (boo!) that makes it impossible to get all of her legs working in the right direction. Instead, as she moves forward, her legs move sideways (double boo). But the nice kids at Blitz Robotic Club at Conifer High School in Conifer, Colorado, decided to help Flipper…

Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013