Some years back, a co-worker of mine (a sponsored Ironman triathlete) suffered a serious and debilitating injury as she was preparing for a race. Within an instant, her months of training, the excitement and anticipation, and her sense of identity were gone.
I’ll never forget seeing her the day after she was injured and the raw state of pain and emotion she was in. For weeks, she couldn’t even talk about her ordeal without tearing up. She was, in a word, devastated.
For many, especially those who are serious about fitness or sports, our bodies are like our best friends. When things are going well, we love to talk about them and even show them off.
But what about when your body lets you down or even stabs you in the back? Whether you are young or old, athlete or weekend warrior, here are the three essential strategies for when your body betrays you.