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A brush with skin cancer

Ladies and gentlemen!  New blog, this one hits the heart a little more than anything I have written previously. Today marks the day that its been 5 1/2  years cancer free from melanoma. I figured that during the COVID-19 pandemic, I would share something that has caused a bit of worry in my life over the past few years. I…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) – 1 Year Follow Up

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) – 1 Year Follow Up Dan Bowen Hiking 1 Year After Tarsal Tunnel Release Surgery Hey everyone! Just checking in after 1 year from having tarsal tunnel surgery (TTS). Let me tell you – one of the best decisions that I ever made was having this surgery.  Life now with having my foot back is fantastic. …

Need Motivation? Read This!

A dose of motivation will change your life almost overnight. The best part of my job is seeing clients achieve amazing results. Whether they drop a few sizes, lose the baby weight, get off their blood pressure meds, or shrink their waist, the excitement is always contagious. There really isn’t a clear way to describe the euphoria that settles in…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) – 8 Month Follow Up

Hey guys! Sorry for taking a little hiatus. I wanted to give you all an update on my recovery, especially my fellow tarsal tunnel people who have been following along. It’s been about 8 months out from my tarsal tunnel release surgery on my left foot. Things are going great! I’m back to full activities. Jumping, running, and most importantly,…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) – Weeks 4 – 8

Hey guys! I wanted to give everyone a quick update since I last checked in. So far my recovery has been smooth. Week 5 I developed a crazy wet foot feeling in my toes. Kind of a weird feeling. Still no running or heavy loading on the foot. Week 6 I went back to the doctor for a checkup and…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) – Week 3

Week 3 Update Hey guys – Getting to end of week three and I feel great. Thursday was my first day without any crutches or scooter. I am done with them. I am wearing two shoes now. The shoe I am wearing is super loose and I cannot wear a sock with it. I have an ace bandage covering the…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) – Days 5 – 15

Day 5 Well, I finally got back to work after 4 days post OP. It was only a couple hours but it’s a start. I even went to the gym! I went slower than I normally do of course. I did sit down the whole time mostly when I was at the gym. I am missing deadlifts and squats! Even…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome – After Surgery (Days 0 – 4)

I told some of my clients and personal training students that I would share my tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery experience and recovery on my blog since it can serve as a great learning tool for those going through something similar. To read how I got here, check out My Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Story. Surgery Day (Day 0) I checked in…

My Story About Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS)

Around 4 years ago I noticed that I was having a lot of feet problems, such as pain in my heels, ankles, and on the side of my feet. I was hit by a car when I was 12 years old which caused me to brush off the discomfort as being related to my previous leg and ankle trauma. However,…

A Case for Burpees!

Oh, the dreaded burpee. We love to complain about this uniquely punishing movement, and try to avoid doing them as much as possible. But have you ever stopped to wonder where the burpee came from and why this torturous exercise is a favorite of fitness professionals across the globe? Burpees: A Short History Royal H. Burpee was a physiologist in…