Whether you’ve just run a race and are looking for your next challenge, or haven’t raced in a while but would like to have a goal to work towards, ask yourself these 3 questions.
Nobody wants to be injured, but unfortunately if you workout regularly there is a chance you will be out injured at some point (even if that injury was a sprained ankle from tripping over a shoe at your front door!). I’ve had my fair share of injuries over the past few years, one in particular that had me off running for 2 months – and let me tell you, it was the l-o-n-g-e-s-t 2 months!
Here are my 5 strategies for coming back from an injury.
It’s March 9th – normally by now I’d have at least 80% of my races for the year booked in, or at the very least know exactly what races I plan to run and my goal for each. This year is different – I only have one 10k race in April, and that’s only in my calendar as I am a clinic instructor for the group – the rest of my year is wide open, and I plan to keep it that way.
This week’s guest blogger is the fabulous Richard, or also known on Instagram as frenglish_guy
This guest blog of ‘Why do you run?’ is brought to you by Kim from LeatherandWeather. Find out all about how Kim got started running and what her 2020 running goal is.
Here are some of the strategies I use when all I want to do is give up. If you have any others you use, please let me know.
SMILE – I find, no matter how miserable you are feeling, if you smile it can really help trick your brain into thinking that all is good.
You know how you are always told not to talk to strangers? Strangers mean danger, right? Well this week’s blog is from my buddy, Kelly. We haven’t been friends for all that long; originally I stalked her Instagram after seeing she had run the same race as me in 2016. We had a lot of similarities; did similar things; took part in the same races; went to the same locations months apart; almost went to the same conference…..it felt like the universe was pushing us together. I’d never met someone from the internet in person; I was convinced she was going to murder me….turns out, she thought the same about me! All good friendships start with the fear of murder, right? Anyways, Kelly is incredible; she has been working her butt off crushing distances and PBs. Here’s why she runs – enjoy!
This week’s blog is brought to you by my good friend Kyla aka earlybirdrunner. I first got to know/creeped on Kyla from the #RunDisney tag on Instagram; she was running the Dopey Challenge (4 races in 4 days) at Walt Disney World in January 2018 – I was running the marathon. Later on, I found out she was doing this as part of her year long birthday celebration. And since then we’ve hung out in real life, and this girl is incredible! She is so inspirational, she is a machine! Recently not only did Kyla take part in a 50km race, she came first….not first female, first OVERALL winner!!!!