I saw your post about 100 days of running. THATS AMAZING!!! How do you keep the injuries away though?
Ahhh, THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)
I was really nervous to start my RUN 365 for that very reason… injuries. It seemed impossible to me to be able to run every single day without getting injured. I’ve definitely had some days where my body was aching (maybe even in pain that I probably shouldn’t have ran on). But after about 3 weeks, running every day became a habit and my body got used to it. There are still days when I start running and realize I need to rework my workout because my body just isn’t up for a long run. And that’s okay! I keep reminding myself that I need to listen to my body and even if some of my workouts are cut short, I’m still running EVERY SINGLE DAY and probably logging more miles long term than I would otherwise.
I make sure I stretch well after my runs, which I think helps a lot. I also use my Stick to massage my muscles (google The Stick if you aren’t sure what this is… a LIFESAVER for runners!) I honestly think I’m fairly fortunate with my body and I’m so thankful it’s held up as long as it has. I’ve seriously impressed myself with what I’m capable of once I stopped making excuses :)
Note: If you decided to partake in a RUN 365, PLEASE seek professional advice (aka, a doctor, physical therapist, etc.) if you start experiencing pain! It’s not worth causing long term damage to your body!