In the past few months, I have been asked a lot about doing a blog post on this. I say this in the video but it's actually kinda funny for me to speak on injury prevention because
1. I haven't prevented them.
2. I'm not a PT, so really I have no formal education on this topic. This is just simply things that I've learned along the way that are pretty self explanatory but I think can really help to avoid potential injuries.
Something that I didn't mention is the "blues" or "funk" that can happen from not listening to your body and doing active injury prevention. It is REALLY hard to deal with the fact that I have races planned and things that I want to accomplish and just when I found something that I'm really passionate about, I can't do it. I enjoy all forms of fitness, and I also enjoying resting (ha) so I have enjoyed this time during the holiday season to not worry about getting my runs in but it's also really hard. And I think because I love it so much, I have dreams about it (I know...ridiculous) but I just want to be out there performing and getting better and faster and I can't. So, in the meantime I'm having heavy heavy leg days which I haven't done in a long time. I know this just graces the surface, but I really would encourage everyone to protect themselves.
I could have probably brushed my hair (HA), but regardless....
With love and injury prevention,