Thursday, March 7, 2013

When injury comes

Injuries happen when you run. Not often for some, and quite regularly for others. Whether you are a regular injury-prone runner or one of those fairly free-of-injury runners, it happens sometimes.

And that’s why I want to, however briefly, explore not the specific injury or the specific cure, but rather our attitude to and through the injury. I don’t stop running. I’ve run in blizzards, in casts, and in hurricanes. I’ve run with ankle sprains and knots that can bring you to your knees. But recently, I had to stop. Just a brief stop, but a stop nonetheless.