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How to Avoid Running Injuries

Let’s be honest, injuries are just not fun. If you are a runner you have probably had at least one running related injury though, whether it was a minor shin splint or something major. The key of course is to avoid the injury before it happens. Since most running injuries are overuse injuries, we actually can prevent them. Here are some tips on how to do that.

Avoiding running injuries

I feel very strongly that if you follow these, you will be much less likely to get injured from running. Some of them are tough to follow though!

5 miles

It is such a pretty time of year to run – new discoveries and little friends everywhere.


Soccer Sunday was a great day. My Hurricanes left it all on the field against the number one team and came away with a very respectable loss.

My keeper

We basically left the game and headed straight to goalkeeper training. Can you tell he loves it? There was some excitement while we were there. I guess open fields are a safe place for medical transport helicopters.


Aidan and I kicked the ball around for a while.

My guy

It’s that time of year when I get my favorite flower often. :-) I love dandelions – they are my favorite color and they are usually given to you with no strings attached, just because the person appreciates you and wants to make you happy. What more could you ask for? This year I am getting them from my sweet boys and my soccer shots kids! Bonus!

My favorite

For the record, if you see me around town in these, they are not pajamas!!!  I swear. My boys are not so sure. But since they are the most comfortable pants I have ever worn, I am still going to wear them.

Not pajamas

So, I am wondering, what is your favorite flower?

Running In Circles

I am back to running in circles.  For miles…and miles.  I guess it could be worse – I could be on a treadmill, right?  With less than two weeks until the start of school my boys are with me ALL THE TIME right now.  I will miss this when they start school.  But with camps over and no available sitter they come with me on my run.  I am lucky enough to have a great park with two playgrounds and a mile track less than a mile from my house.  So the boys play on the playground, ride their bikes and scooter and enjoy some freedom while I run the track.  We wave each time I pass them.  My sweet boys.

Playground Crop

This is the park where I used to run before I started adding distance.  It is a great track, actually.  There are a number of hills, a great breeze and even some shady spots.  It`s fun to see the “regulars” again too.  Do you have “regulars” on your runs?  On this track I often see my friend Cathy running and my friend Dennis who is retired and always walking his gentle blue merle Great Dane named Blue.  Sometimes we just call greetings to each other as we pass and other times (like today) we stop and chat for a bit.  And when I am done running I can count on my guys to have picked dandelions for me.  : )  Our special thing.  Yellow is my favorite color.


Hope your day is off to a great start.

dandelion smile

So, I am wondering do you have regulars on your route?  Do you chat with them?


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