30 Apr '14, 5am

Injuries stink. BUT the lessons you learn while sidelined can make you a better runner:

Being sidelined—whether it's for days, weeks, or months—can turn any runner's world upside down. But as hard as it is to realize when you're relegated to the elliptical machine, being down can have an upside. "My injury helped me become a better athlete," Lind says. "It forced me to cross-train. I've added swimming and cycling to my training, and now I'm in much better shape." Yet for Lind, the best silver lining was rediscovering her love of the sport. "I tell all of my injured patients, 'Just wait. You're going to appreciate running so much more,'" she says.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-treatment/bright-side?...

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