5 Ways to cope with running injuries

As you know from my Instagram, I am currently dealing with a knee injury I developed during my jogging sessions. While I am undergoing a rehabilitation, there are moments of depression and mood swings I experience due to my injury and lack of running. How do I deal with them?

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Here are my top 5 ways to cope with my running injury:

#1 Trying new workouts

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Since I am no longer able to run, I was told to try different types of sport – from pilates, yoga, working out with weights and other low impact workouts that can help strengthen my body from head to toe while teaching new and fun ways to build strength, agility, breathing and balance.

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And… I can still train my abs! 🙂

#2 Cooking and baking

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Since I stopped running I have had more time to cook and bake. I try new recipes and experiment with different ingredients. I make fresh juices each morning, bake fruit muffins and make delicious salads.

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Real yum!

#3 Resting more

I definitely sleep much longer and rest more than I used to hoping I can recover much quicker!

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 #4 Having fun with people I love

In order to kill time and distract myself, I go out more often and have a lot of fun with my boyfriend, workmates and friends. It always helps when I feel depressed!

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#5 Studying hard

I am currently writing my thesis in New Media and Digital Culture on self-branding practices and blogging transformation. All I do most of the time, instead of running, is reading, writing and more writing!!

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What is your way of dealing with a running injury?

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14 comments

  1. Trying out new workouts is one of my favorite ways to cope when injured! I got really into yoga when I had a toe injury (weird I know) and now I still love it!

    1. Totally agree. It works well with me.

  2. Running injuries are the WORST, but it sounds like you’re coping pretty well…and you WILL get through this!

    1. I know :(((((((((((((((((( I try my best 🙂

  3. Take care, Agness, and get alright soon. I’ve never suffered a knee injury, but in case I will I’ll keep your advice in mind. Trying new workouts sounds especially great.

    1. Thank you so much, Antonina!! I really appreciate it :-)x

  4. Aww, I hope you feel better soon, Agness! But it sounds like you’re being uber productive in the meantime! I’ve never had a running injury, but whenever I’m feeling under the weather and can’t work out I use that time to do something else I really love (and that keeps me put!): reading/watching films!

    1. Me too! I’ll watch more movies, that’s for sure.

  5. Hey Agness, It’s so sad to know that you got a knee injury. Hope you recover soon. And my suggestion is to add a sixth tip to the list – Blogging.

    1. Yes, I forgot about that :D!!

  6. Aww, poor thing. I hope you get well soon!

    I used to run, but I had to stop last year when my joints started to feel pain frequently when running. The doctor said running is not suitable for me because I have heavy bone mass. Now I cycling and hiking more..

    1. Thank a lot! I cycle more now!

  7. I could have sworn I already left a comment to this post, Agness! I hope your knee is healing quickly, my friend! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Mike :****

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