The other day, I wrote a post where I discussed the things I need to do to Clean-up this Ramshackle Runnah.
While there are a LOT of things that I need to do, the biggest thing is to get as healthy as I can and figure out the underlying causes for me getting injured as often as I have.
When I started to list out the injuries (both running and otherwise) that I have had over the years, I was shocked. I didn’t think that I was that injury prone.
Yes, I know that some of my problems are training mistakes that I make, but other injuries seem to recur all too often to be simply training issues.
Right now, I am doing many parts of Bruce Wilks – The Running Injury Recovery Book and while a week is not enough time to make any judgement on how effective the his program/process is. However it is giving me a program that I can use as a guideline to help me with mobility, tightness and strengthening weak areas or creating more symmetry, until I get something better.
Unfortunately, simply reading a book and attempting to interpret the author’s intent, process and then attempting to do the exercises and workouts correctly is tough.
I got to talking with Seth (one of the better local runners) down at the Rail Trail Run Shop yesterday. Among other things we discussed my hamstring and multiple injury issues and he strongly stated that he thought it would be better to go see his Chiropractor – Dr. Lawson, to see if he could help me find the underlying issues for my injuries, versus just going to a massage therapist to treat the symptoms.