I stop at the cross roads. My GPS tells me right but I am not sure. I think it is left.
I have a choice. In fact I have many choices. Right, left or in fact do I stay among the traffic and hooting and chaos? They are all my choice. Even if I don’t choose.
If we choose to be healthy, eat the right stuff, train correctly we make that choice. And there are consequences like good performances and PB’s, there are other consequences we downplay like not drinking before a big race, taper nerves, exhaustion etc. We know them too well.
Then there are those that we do not talk about. We may not choose them directly (we can debate that) but our choices certainly have these consequences.
We can’t just choose the good and take credit for that and when something does not work out the way it is intended then throw our toys.
I asked the question why we choose injury. An honest question not meant to be anything but.
Maybe it is better to ask why we made the choices that resulted in this outcome. Harsh? Possibly but it is a question worth asking. Why do we choose injury, over training, sickness?
Is it because we are writing cheques that our body can not cash? Are we possibly even writing cheques our being can not cash?
What if this were true?
What if we’re ignoring the message?
Are you going on a path that is not right for you? Even if you are following your mates or advice of those who say they know.
And if it is not right then what is?
Underneath each statement there is ultimately a question.
Go and ask better questions!