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Hello. I'm Barb and I am in injured runner. I pretended to be fine for months, but then my spouse saw me running and made me promise to take time off. He said that I ran like I was injured. I took a month off and when I tried to run again, I felt something. I went to the free injury clinic at my local run shop and left not with stretches, like usual, but with a phone number to call to schedule an appointment and get x-rays.
That was July. I had a stress fracture in my femur from "repeat trauma." I was on crutches for what seemed like forever but was only two months. Then, I was permitted to walk, but "not for exercise." A few weeks later, I started physical therapy and was so happy to discover the AlterG, which allowed me to run without all of my bodyweight, which was a good thing since that had increased over the months without lacing up.
Then I was cleared to run outside but "no more than three times per week." That last qualifier has been a little difficult, especially during this past holiday weekend, but all-in-all, I have followed all medical instructions. I am now up to approximately nine miles a week (compared to 25 miles per week). My pace is slow but I am outside and I could not be any happier.
During my training to get back at it, I had the opportunity to test the Buff USA Original EcoStretch.
My favorite way to wear the Buff is as a neck warmer because after a run, I typically move it up as a headband to keep my hair and sweat out of my face. I have also worn the Buff Original EcoStretch as a hat, by typing one end together.
I even used it as a mask, when I wanted to run into the coffee shop for a cup of joe and a muffin.
I have had a lot of luck with Buff products. They are easy to use, are machine washable and come in many fun patterns. In fact, I have written about my love for Buff products before.
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