It's been a long time since I've had a training related injury. Maybe I shouldn't be talking about it but just thinking about it makes me smile.
When I started training for Ironman last year I got to a point where I was stiff and sore on a regular basis and my body felt... well... tired. For the first time in my life I started getting a massage on a regular basis. Three words: A-MA-ZING. Well, maybe I was able to describe that in one single word, ha.
My massage therapist, let's call him A, is amazing. He is a great listener and will really focus on addressing all my concerns. Last night was the first time this season that I went back to him. My thought: "Why did I wait so long to come back?" I had put it off due to work and other little things happening but I'm glad I finally came back.
I scheduled three other sessions for the following few weeks and can't wait to go back. It's an hour of my week that I get to close my eyes, relax and feel all that my muscles do for me. Not that I think the reason why I have been injury is 100% because of the massaged but I definitely think it plays an important role during hard weeks of training.
Here's to another year of injury-free training!