Why Injuries Can Be Good.....


And how to overcome setbacks…..


I’ve recently injured myself through running. It’s the first time I’ve had a sports injury like this and after finding the initial week frustrating, 3 weeks on it’s still pretty tough.

Have you ever noticed that when you can’t do something for a while, you discover the real reason why you wanted to do it in the first place? Just a few days of not running and I find my “why”. I don’t care about races and times; I run to find space and peace. And now I’m missing that.

Just as I was feeling really crummy a friend who I really admire posted on Instagram about overcoming unexpected setbacks. Thank you Kim Ingleby!

What’s great about this list is you can use it for any setback - ones at work or in daily life as well.

This is what I have learned,....grab yourself some paper and a pen….


  • Write down what happened.

  • Why did it happen? Overtrain, not enough rest? Not enough good fresh food?

  • What can you learn and adapt to do differently?

  • What is your best recovery plan? Realign the next 3 months and give yourself mini challenges to do each week to keep your focus (and most importantly for me to keep my brain happy).

Massive thanks to Kim and hopefully I will be back up and running before the end of the year.