Cross training – doing other exercises that are complimentary to running – is usually accepted as a good idea, and a valuable part of your training.
Except when this happens…
Cause – A stumble on an uneven Aussie rules football pitch.
Result – a sprained ankle and probably a week off running.
This isn’t a mopey article however. I am a firm believer in cross training and the benefits it can have for your running. I know I am probably going to miss a week or so of running, but the cardio fitness and stamina I have gained from training and playing Aussie rules still outweighs the negative of a week off running.
Anyway, I could have tripped over while jogging and done as much damage – sometime stuff just happens!
The main point of this post is that the important thing is not the injury itself (as I said, stuff happens), but managing the injury properly in order to minimise the time off exercise.