In the current clinic I work at, I have a great opportunity to work with a lot runners, of all ages. They range from kids under 10 years of age all the way up to season runners in their 60s and 70s. We talk about all sorts of distances they run from 5Ks to ultra-marathons. I stumbled on this article about the state of running races in America. I will admit I’m fairly new to the racing scene, so it was an interesting article to see the state of running in America. I see runners who do it for a leisure and social aspect but I also see runners who do it competitively and have numerous endorsers behind their name.
Podcast I Enjoyed: I really enjoyed Joe Rogan and Dr. Andy Galpin‘s podcast last week. It was awesome. Full of information that I need to listen to one or two more times to make sure my notes match up with what they’re saying. But if there’s one thing I took away from him and something that’s been echoed by a lot of other health professionals is that you are allowed to answer questions with “It depends.” I don’t believe in always having an answer or always saying “I know what you need.” “This is the only treatment or this is the only exercise for you or you should only be doing this stretch.” Especially in healthcare, you have to be willing to bend and adapt to different situations. Even if you have a great way to treat hamstring strains or you have a go-to series of exercises you use for low back pain, try adapting to the individual you are working with instead of putting them into a system.
Quote to Ponder: “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.”