Running injured

Comments from Coach Stephanie about running and injuries

WOW Member Kerry S has a teriffic blog out there in cyberspace. I just finished reading her comments about recent running injuries and wrote these thoughts back. For Kerry’s part of the article go to

Hi Kerry, You do love your running don’t you? I have noticed this fanatacism with a lot of “new” runners. They can’t stop themselves from running.

As you know I’ve been running forever (since 1969) and I love it! However, balancing injuries with that runner’s high made me think about which meant more to me – a lifetime of running or a few years of racing/training bliss.

Thinking that way I started walking every other day which, in the beginning felt really stupid when I could be running. But now, uninjured and doing both walking and running gives me most of what I need and I remain uninjured!

Being able to get out every day and move provides mental solace that can’t be denied. I NEED my time moving! By limiting the races I train for and loving the workouts when I run and loving that I can still move EVERY DAY, I think I have the best of it all!

Food for thought. I love my running…