Listen to Your Body

I hear this many times, “I cannot take a break from training, I’ll lose all my fitness.” Athletes get OCD with their training that make their family crazy when they miss training from an injury. Actually, you do more harm and damage to your body when you keep training injured. Some athletes had to take a year off then slowly comeback. This is why I love triathlon training because you can bike and/or swim when injured. Tuesday, my left calf and glutes muscle were very tight. I did an easy bike and had some dry needling done that by Wednesday I was running and I had great run. I remember years ago when you ran a marathon, you were told to take 2 ibuprofens before the start of the race to not hurt. But everyone gets sore after the marathon. Today, many athletes have become smarter and more aware of their bodies. When something on your body hurts bad when you exercise then stop and rest it. If it continues to hurt then see a doctor/physical therapist. You will be back sooner to your sport and stronger. Stay strong and be healthy! @pamhouck

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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