Injury: the Opportunity to Rebuild

Injuries can be terrifying.  They change your life - most of the time, just temporarily.  It can be difficult to look past the injury, past the daily frustration of watching the rest of the world continuing to move forward while you rehabilitate and play "catch up."  There are days when you look at your running shoes, skis, barbell, etc. and feel like you will never be at the level you were at again, or it will never feel the same.  

When you get injured, you have a choice.  You can mope, whine and whimper, or you canchoose to look at your injury as an opportunity to rebuild yourself as a stronger, wiser, more bullet-proof athlete.

Stories like the one below (oldie but goodie) are a great reminder of the power of perspective and how essential patience and determination are...