261: Soul Sister Sessions on Gratitude and Injury

“Ask the question what instead of why. What can I learn from this instead of why is this happening to me. I find that challenging myself to be a student of what season I am in elicits gratitude and visa versa, when I am more grateful, I am more prone to ask what instead of why is this happening.”
Abbey Cooper

This month’s Soul Sister Sessions is all about gratitude and the relationship gratitude has with running and life. Abbey and Julia answer a range of listener questions themed around gratitude, sharing their lived experiences and how they both apply gratitude day to day.

This episode covers the following topics:
  • Check in with Abbey and Julia and background to the topic of gratitude
  • Abbey’s snake story
  • Practicing gratitude when dealing with injuries
  • Supporting friends that are injured
  • Returning from injury and managing the fears of becoming re-injured
  • Supporting and cheering for friends and teammates when you are injured
  • Cross training and how to make it more enjoyable when you’re unable to do your primary sport
  • Injuries vs niggles and how to develop more awareness of the difference
  • Closing thoughts
Julia also announces in the outro that ROO will be taking a pause for the months of October and November. The podcast re-launched just shy of a year ago, and alongside the additional stresses of COVID 19, the pause will provide an opportunity to take a break and re-assess how the podcast will look moving forward. This is our final episode for the next two months.
This podcast is sponsored by Platinum PT. Platinum Physical Therapy is a private practice sports medicine clinic whose mission is to provide evidence-based physical therapy care to help people live their healthiest lives possible. They have clinics located in Ashland, Hopkinton, and Milford Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. The physical therapists at Platinum PT work with their patients one on one at every treatment in order to provide consistent care from day one until discharge. They are runners themselves and understand the demands that endurance athletes experience in training at the recreational and elite levels. In addition to traditional physical therapy through insurance, they offer cash pay services including use of the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, strength & conditioning programming, running gait analysis, dry needling, and telehealth appointments for those far away.

For more information, please visit their website at platinumptma.com

This podcast is also sponsored by Xendurance. Xendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.

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