So you're injured. And it sucks. Here are some strategies, like trying yoga, to make the most of it until you’re back to your old self:
~ Truly allow yourself some time off.
~ Take this time to examine and improve your form.
~ Maintain fitness and try a new form of exercise. ~ Explore a new hobby while you cross-train.
~ Take this opportunity to examine your motivations behind running.
~ Give back to your running community while you’re on the sidelines.
~ Accept that life is all about seasons, balance, change, and growth. Try to find the silver lining.
Show your body some love and gratitude—and patience. .
We're back with your weekly anatomy fact! This time we're focusing in on your hands. Besides coming in handy for literally every part of life, they offer up some cool features: your unique fingerprint, you cannot tan your palms, your fingertips are SUPER sensitive and your fingers don't have any muscles in them!
The different "sections" of your fingers are called phalanges, and your entire hand is made up of 27 bones! Neat, right?!
You win some, you lose some, and if you’re me, you break some in between races. 🤕🙈 Sad to learn today that my Sunday afternoon incident may end up setting me back more than we hoped for. X-Rays are inconclusive, and so I’m still waiting on a final diagnosis after an MRI, but in the meantime I just want to say thank you to my heroes of the day, medic @eddie.nieto.933 who was with me seconds after it happened and quickly splinted me and wrapped me up so I could race the moto that never happened, @coltonwegener for assisting and holding my hand when reality set in and of course my love @georgeholmquist for using his energy to carry me to and from my ski right before his own race. Thank you guys for making a crappy situation as pleasant as it could be! Staying positive and still hoping to be on the water in a few weeks at @p1aquax St. Cloud!! #p1aquax#injury#anklebreaker#oops#fail#minorsetback#thankyou#heroes#racelife
What are your strategies for addressing fear of movement in athletes with chronic pain?
“We found strong evidence for an association between a greater degree of kinesiophobia and greater levels of pain intensity and disability and moderate evidence between a greater degree of kinesiophobia and higher levels of pain severity and low quality of life. A greater degree of kinesiophobia predicts the progression of disability overtime, with moderate evidence. A greater degree of kinesiophobia also predicts greater levels of pain severity and low levels of quality of life at 6 months, but with limited evidence. Kinesiophobia does not predict changes in pain intensity. The results of this review encourage clinicians to consider kinesiophobia in their preliminary assessment.”
Reference originally shared by #ClinicAthlete Provider @mvmt_ryu_physio:
Luque-Suarez et al. Role of kinesiophobia on pain, disability and quality of life in people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. BJSM. 2017
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Confession time: residual jet lag + 12 hour workday almost kept me from running today... 😔 .
That dead behind the eyes look is what happens after a long day, long week, crummy nutrition, little sleep, and inconsistent training catch up with me! 😵 oh, and trying to break in new shoes that I think just aren’t meant to be 👟
I’ve been wearing the @nike Pegasus 32 for years but I just can’t settle into the 34. They feel heavy and hurt the arch of my foot! 😖 I‘m going to give them one more trial run — but if I can’t get through even 3 miles pain free, I’ll just have to send them back! 🤷♀️
Glad I went out for a run — I desperately needed some exercise and a break from work — but I’m also glad it’s over 😏 Time to foam roll, eat a quick dinner, and head to bed. Still a busy week but tomorrow is hump day 🐪 halfway through never sounded so good! 😂
We are all on our own fitness journey. Each of us are at a different phase in that journey.
We all have struggles, some of them the same, some of them different. Each of our bodies are different, and respond differently.
Social media is filled with pictures of amazing bodies, and people giving diet and exercise advice. Some of this info is bad, some of it is great.
I just want to caution everyone who bases their progress off others on social media. So much of what you see is highly edited. Don’t let your self esteem get wrapped up in someone else.
The goal of fitness and healthy lifestyle is to choose something that works well for you and stick with it. At the end of the day you can get all the advice you can handle but it only makes a difference if it works for you!
3 keys to being successful:
1. Make small changes
2.Make it fun
3. Forgive yourself if you make a mistake and move on
On July 15th during the #ibjjf#nyopen I felt a pop on my left knee. After a 3rd place in NY I kept training to fight the #bostonopen and placed 3rd again. After a week of vacation I finally went to the doctor. MRI done and a non-displaced fracture discovered. I'll be out resting and healing for a few weeks, enjoying the rest of the summer with the family. I'll be back stronger!!! #bjj#stronger#peabody#injury