New year, and many of us are planning some races, signing up for challenges, making promises to get fitter, keep fitter, do the strength work and remember to stretch. All of that is great! New year is a brilliant time to take stock of what your priorities are. Life is often so busy, and distractions are many, that we often get fixated on the activity itself and end up side lining important supplementary work and treatment, that we know will help us to achieve these goals.
As a Soft Tissue Therapist, Running Coach and also a keen runner, I know that making time for strength and stability work is a key ingredient in becoming a stronger, less injury prone runner, but I manage to find umpteen ‘distractions’ to put it off and not get round to it. Equally I know the benefits of regular massage and soft tissue techniques, not just when injury strikes, but as a preventative treatment and to help recovery from training, but often struggle to ‘make time’ to go for treatment myself.