When you are injured, everyone has advice. So here’s my two cents on what NOT to do.
- Treat it yourself.
Ignoring it can make it worse. Foam rolling an injury, can also hurt it. If it is very painful, see a doctor.
- Run a Race.
Easy runs are one thing but most of us are too competitive to take it easy in a race. Skip it! There will be other races.
- Compensate with your favorite food and drink.
You are miserable because you cannot run. You have more time because you are not off running. Find something you enjoy doing to take your mind off eating….knitting, reading, movies, etc.
- Google your injury.
You’ll drive yourself nuts. By the time you;’re done, you’ll be convinced that you’ll never run again.
- Hang out with your running friends.
They mean well but all they want to talk about is running. Didn’t you when you were running? This is the time to see those non-running friends that you ignored because they didn’t get your running obsession.
Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these ladies.
Happy Running! How many of the above things have you done when injured? (I have done ALL of them lol).