Showing posts from January, 2017

the little things

I think it's safe to say that I'm an injury-prone runner. Every season, something seems to derail my training: when I was just a lad in freshman year of high school, it was shin splints. Later, my ankle, then turf toe. My senior year was miraculously injury-free, and I'm really grateful for that.

But it looks like I'm falling back into the cycle of injury, as I've just gotten over a hamstring pull that threw off my workouts for about a week and a half and ruined my indoor debut. I could blame it on shoes, my coach, the weather, the phases of the moon, or Mercury in retrograde, but I know for sure what it actually is.

Me and my bad habits.

It hurts to blame yourself for anything, but I've truly gotten lazy about a lot of things. I've been eating so-so, staying up late, and skimping out on strength and stability workouts. And as a result, my body is starting to break down again. It certainly doesn't feel great to step on the starting line knowing that th…