Tip #1: Why are you getting injured? Figure out the root issue
- There are multiple reasons you can get injured and it is entirely up to you to experiment to see what the problem is. Tip #2 is going to be your biggest bet of what the root issue is but there are other things that can be a part of it.
- Foam Roll or self massage to find hot spots. Work on the ones that are closest to your core first. In both the spiritual and physical, if you focus on the small things, it distracts you from the real problem. Your goal is to heal the root problem so that you don’t have to keep struggling with the same issue.
- Remember that the smaller problems and the symptoms just stem from the root.
Tip #2: Strengthen your Core, where all the injuries stem
We are only as strong as our Core. The stronger our core is, the easier and quicker it is to heal from an injury. I have also noticed that when recovering from an injury, if I focus on strengthening my core rather than removing the symptoms, it is way more efficient and I’m able to still train whether physically or spiritually. It is painful and not as enjoyable but I always come out stronger on the other side.
What Does our Core Include?
My favorite workouts are ones specifically for trail runners because they focus more on stability and core.
“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”1 Timothy 4:8
What about in the Spiritual Rhealm?
- Psalm 119:165 says, “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”
- Pain is inevitable in a broken world. Its how we deal with them that makes the difference.
- God’s Word is HUGE in strengthening our core. It reminds us what really matters and shows us that this argument or that bitterness is not worth holding onto. Meditation on His Word will completely change your life from the inside out.
- It is extra hard to heal spiritually if you are not willing to go through the pain required.
Tip #3: Get Rid of your ego
- If you haven’t seen a pattern yet in this series of the Three Frustrations of a Runner and How to Deal with Them, then you need to realize it now. Pride is a common characteristic among runners and constantly causes problems. Next week I’ll be talking more about this so keep your eyes peeled.
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