In the meantime, I am working hard to keep my endurance up and fitness level high! It is hard to stay motivated when you are injured, especially when you have worked so hard to get to reach your goal! Injuries can happen to the best of us and that is when you need to surround yourself around others who like to stay active! Sound crazy? No!
I know that most of crazy runners are spending a lot of time in the gym due to weather and we love to hang around the treadmills and elliptical machines with our favorite book or magazine. Have you ever considered taking a group fitness class? I know, I know . . . for some we are just fine doing our own “thang” but group fitness classes can be very fun and challenging at the same time! It changes the game and can really motivate you to get through your injury!
Another way to stay motivated is getting your family and friends involved with your recovery. Now, I am not talking about having a bell by the bed side . . . yes, that sounds really nice but have them ride a bike with you, join a group training course or find a great fitness dvd you can do at home! Ease them into running during your recovery; it’s sneaky thing to do but they can thank you later! Keep the PEP in your STEP and don’t let an injury get you down! Let’s Go and Happy Running!