Are you trying to lose weight? Are you running to shed a few pounds? But are a bit lost? Don’t worry, I would be too. That’s why I have teamed up with my friend Manuela Ditzinger who runs in my OCR team Munich Elite Warriors and at Adidas Runners Munich. While I met her when she was already super fit and fast, I recently found out that she once weighed around 60 pounds more than she does today. And who should give better tips about sustainable weight loss than someone who has achieved exactly that.
Winter is coming! Where I live, this will mean temperatures well below freezing. I will definitely switch parts of my training routine indoors where I will do some spinning, yoga, strength training and lots of pole. And I will do some winter sports outside, like skiing and ski mountaineering. But I want and need to keep on running outside too. I’ve already written a blogpost about how to run in the dark, so here are my top 5 tips for running in winter.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading off to a race called Getting Tough The Race with my team from Munich Elite Warriors. It is a really tough Obstacle Course Race in Germany, and I was looking forward to it since I signed up last December. But I can’t race due to injury. I found out two weeks ago that I broke a rib before NYC Marathon and World’s Toughest Mudder, and I am still suffering from a shoulder overuse injury. While I could probably still run the race because my legs are fine, it would not be a smart move as I risk aggravating my injuries.
Missing a race due to injury is sad, but not the end of the world. Here are 3 reasons how you can still make the best out of your race despite having an injury.
Help your friends
I decided to still travel to the race to help my friends. I will help them out by lending them my gear and cheering them on at the course. And of course when they finish I will wait for them at the finish linne, and help to keep them warm and dry afterwards.
If you can’t run you have to cheer!
When you already made travel plans but can’t race there might still be spots left to volunteer. You might be a bit envious about the people running, but you will experience the race in a completely new way if you volunteer. And depending on the race you might also earn a discount code for a future race.
Connect with people
My favorite thing about the races is the social aspect. Meeting like minded people, getting together with old friends and making new ones are something that you can still do when injured. So go to the expo and don’t miss out on the afterparty. Just don’t wear that finisher shirt.
Do you have any tips what to do when you are innjured and how to Speed up recovery? Let me know in the comments below.
Having cold showers every day was one of my new year’s resolutions for 2016. In the beginning it was definitely hard to have a cold shower, or at least a cold splash at the end of a hot shower every day. But in the end it was absolute worth it.
Here is why: