Written by Erik Bohm on December 14th, 2019
Running takes you places. The local park, a nearby trail, exploring the surroundings of a holiday destination or, in this particular instance, a destination race in the middle of the Ica desert in Peru.

Not your everyday destination, the organisers of the HMDS - the Half Marathon Des Sables - chose a wild, inhospitable, remote location in one of the harshest environments on the planet to stage a four-day self-sufficient footrace.

"Want to join this race?" an email in my inbox read... 
 
Written by Erik Bohm on February 15, 2019
Hi, my name is [fill in the blank] and I am training for a marathon. But sadly, I am injured. I am suffering from [insert any overuse injury]. The top overuse & incorrect movement pattern injuries are:  

#1: Plantar fasciitis (Foot)
#2: IT band syndrome (Knee)
#3: Periformis syndrome (Hip) 
Written by Erik Bohm on March 15, 2019
Recently, I asked a simple question on three facebook groups I am part of: "What was the injury that has sidelined you the most?" Plantar Fasciitis (inflammation of the fascia underneath the foot) and Ilio-Tibialis Syndrome (aka IT Band syndrome) were by far the most common injuries mentioned. Other overuse injuries such as Periformis Syndrome (hip), Achilles tendonitis and Shin splints completing the top five. 
Written by Erik Bohm on February 20, 2018
Ok.
I. Did. It.
Mission Accomplished. 

On February 3rd, I ran further than I have ever done before in one day. At 5am, together with 280 other runners, I set off for the North Face Thailand 100km trail run. An amazing event that was extremely well organised by the competent race organisers of gotorace & sportstatsasia.