We all have been dealt an injury,nag,surgery or setback in some shape or form throughout our life. I had a freak accident that cut my Achilles tendon at a young age that shaped my path to the Leadville race series. The one thing that has got me where I am today is my mindset.
Whether you are racing one of the Leadville race series races or preparing for another race. Some of the key ingredients to getting to that finish line is listening to your body throughout your training cycles. Keeping your easy days easy and your hard days hard. Addressing, strengthening, and stretching the areas of our body that are causing the issues. Most common injuries stem from the feet and hips and being on a structured strength and stability program will help keep you on track toward your goals. Doing periodic form checks throughout your run can also prevent injuries by addressing the issue before it becomes a recurring habit.
Whether in training, racing or throughout your day no matter if you are sidelined due to an injury or not, staying grateful and present can help keep you moving forward. Keep showing up daily and focusing on the things you can control: Your attitude and effort.
Keep showing up.