I learned to LOVE running when I finally made a choice to focus on my form.
Over the past 30 + years of running, playing soccer and countless races, I learned to run slow, fast, short, medium and long distances, to hydrate, to eat well, and get sleep (if you can) before races.
I never thought about my form as a runner.
As a result, I ended up with a slew of injuries and x-tra gear; pain in my metatarsals (across toes), IT band pain, piriformis pain, rotator cuff pain, heel pain, shin splints, a ganglion cyst on my ankle, x-rays, the “boot”, and $350 orthotics, and many stabilizing shoes.
It’s just the life of a runner! With each visit to the doctor, he would say “Don’t run for at least six weeks!
Gasp. I just HAD to run ya know? So I would go right back out there exactly 6 weeks later and get injured again. 🙂
Alas! The running…
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