This past weekend I participated in The Muddy Princess, which is an all-women’s mud-based event that is 100% about fun, teamwork, and getting outside your comfort zone! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! There were over 15 women on our team, and we stuck together to help each other out of the mud pitsContinue reading “Muddy Princess”
Category Archives: Amputee Logistics
Making it Work (in Silver Sandals)
Brain Re-calibration About a month out from the Boulder Half Ironman, I realized I needed to recalibrate my brain. I hadn’t done a triathlon since the epic Ironman experience more than a year ago, and I could tell that my brain was discounting how tough covering 70.3 miles was going to be. Fortunately, I hadContinue reading “Making it Work (in Silver Sandals)”
Costa Rica Surf Retreat
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica for a surf and yoga retreat with a bunch of other rowdy women. Surfing isn’t really something I ever thought I would want to try, but my friend Nicole DeBoom is really good at talking me into things… Going to the beach andContinue reading “Costa Rica Surf Retreat”
Strategies to *Try to* Stay Ahead of Major Stump Issues
My stump (residual limb is the more proper term, but I call it my stump and so that’s what I’m going to call it in this post) is generally fairly compliant and, even when not compliant, at least somewhat predictable. I know the problems I’m likely to have when exercising for long periods of time,Continue reading “Strategies to *Try to* Stay Ahead of Major Stump Issues”
The Importance of OOST
This blog is in response to a question I got about out of socket time (OOST) from my friend Emily, who is a fellow amputee:When I was a kid, I would put my leg on in the morning and often not take it off until shortly before bedtime. It was fairly common for me toContinue reading “The Importance of OOST”
Q&A: How do you replace the sole on your running leg?
Flying with Prosthetic Legs
As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane flying home after a lovely week with family on Tybee Island for Christmas. This trip required me to go through the regular flying fun – packing, security, boarding the plane, storing luggage, transferring planes (with little time in one instance), and then doing it all againContinue reading “Flying with Prosthetic Legs”
Q&A: What’s the difference between your house leg & your everyday leg?
Q&A: What’s your running shoe situation?
Q&A: Do you paint your toenails?
Cycling with a Leg Length Discrepancy
In addition to missing a bone in my leg, part of the condition I was born with means that my left leg is 7+ inches shorter than my right. Nearly 3 inches of that difference is in my femur (the part of my leg between hip and knee), and that difference gets made up forContinue reading “Cycling with a Leg Length Discrepancy”
The Impact of Limb Loss on My Life
This week I was contacted by a young mother about my life as a woman with a limb difference – here is her message: “Hey! I’ve been following some of the fibular hemimelia groups online and came across your blog. I’m currently pregnant with my first baby and she was diagnosed with FH in herContinue reading “The Impact of Limb Loss on My Life”