I’ve always been into sport from team sports throughout school and university and now, more recently, keeping fit through cycling and running. I’ve only ever done two half-marathon events and completed my first ever marathon in 2017. At the finish line I vowed to never do another. However, last year I found myself running 260km in a multi-stage desert ultramarathon event in Jordan.
Unfortunately injuries are a part of sport. However, there is so much research out there into how some people cope effectively with an injury. If you currently have an injury, take a look at this checklist to see which recommended steps you are currently taking. These are all evidence-based steps to help you cope more effectively and maintain a positive outlook through what can be a challenging time.
So often our mind is focused on what goes wrong. We are quick to pick ourselves apart. We focus on the negatives rather than pay attention to what went right. Whilst it can be good to learn from mistakes, in general we spend an unhelpful amount of time thinking about what is bad in life, rather than what is good. Here is a simple tool you can use to switch from the negative to the positive.