Whether you’re tired, injured, or just tight, bodywork may help you not only get over aches and pains, but have a better mind-body connection, too.
I could have hit rock bottom, but instead I used exercise and the time for myself as part of my transition into recovery.
Although I had medicines for the body pains, I knew that I also needed help healing something equally important: my emotional and mental well-being.
Playing favorites rarely turns out well and usually comes back to bite you in the ass or in this case, the ankle. Multiple bone bruises and tendonitis to be exact. A classic overuse situation with a side of ramping up mileage too quickly. So I hit the pool with renewed focus and channeled all my energy into The Swim.
As triathletes, we all know the importance of recovery, mobility work, and strength work. But when getting into the longer distance races of the 70.3, 140.6, or Ultra variety, let's be honest...who has time to hit a yoga studio?! Or even get in a regular practice? As a yoga practitioner of 17 years, and a teacher of the practice for seven, I have become increasingly embarrassed at how minimal/dismal my practice had become.