Which decision is missing in your running injury recovery? That’s what we’re going to talk about today on the Doc on the Run Podcast.
Teddy Roosevelt once said something great regarding the importance of making the right decision. He said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing you can do is the wrong thing and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Now, when I see injured runners, there’s a common thread I see among these injured runners who have become stagnant and they’re not improving, they’re not really increasing their mileage, they’re not getting back to running quickly and what is happening and that I see commonly with all these runners is that they’re actually missing some key decision point while they’re just waiting around for some miraculous healing to take place passively.
You need to think about this. So I want you to really think about which decision might be missing in your process of running injury recovery right now. What is it? Is it the decision to just go for it? Is it the decision to start exercising today? Is it the decision to sign up for some specific event that can get you motivated? Is it the decision to get out of the boot, instead of just sitting around getting stiffer and weaker and becoming more unstable because you’re wearing the fracture walking boot?
Is it the decision to get off of your crutches sooner to talk to your doctor and say, what do I have to do to get off the crutches sooner? Is it the decision to get a second opinion? Maybe if you’re not getting the answers that you need, you need to find them somewhere else. But you’ve got to do something if you’re not happy with where you are.
If you’re not content with how your running injury recovery is progressing, you have to make a decision to do something different. So, make a decision, make any decision. It doesn’t really matter what it is. You’ve got to do something though to change direction.
Again, if you’re not happy with where you are, you’ve got to do something different. So, get a second opinion, sign up for a race, do something to get motivated, do something to get out of the rut where you’re stuck right now and if you do that, you can get back to running a whole lot faster.
So listen, if you liked this episode, if you think it’s helpful, if you think these are helping you as an injured runner, please think about somebody who you might be able to share it with somebody that needs to figure out what to do to get their injury behind them so that they can get back to running as quickly as possible. Thanks for checking this out, and I’ll see you in the next training.