Running injured

Comments from Coach Stephanie about running and injuries

WOW Member Kerry S has a teriffic blog out there in cyberspace. I just finished reading her comments about recent running injuries and wrote these thoughts back. For Kerry’s part of the article go to http://simplyrunningonfaith.wordpress.com/

Hi Kerry, You do love your running don’t you? I have noticed this fanatacism with a lot of “new” runners. They can’t stop themselves from running.

As you know I’ve been running forever (since 1969) and I love it! However, balancing injuries with that runner’s high made me think about which meant more to me – a lifetime of running or a few years of racing/training bliss.

Thinking that way I started walking every other day which, in the beginning felt really stupid when I could be running. But now, uninjured and doing both walking and running gives me most of what I need and I remain uninjured!

Being able to get out every day and move provides mental solace that can’t be denied. I NEED my time moving! By limiting the races I train for and loving the workouts when I run and loving that I can still move EVERY DAY, I think I have the best of it all!

Food for thought. I love my running…