5 Ways to cope with running injuries

Photo of author

Crafted by Mikey

Last updated:

Unfortunately, injuries are part of training, and sooner or later you will occur some kind of injury. While I am still undergoing rehabilitation, there are moments of depression and mood swings I experience due to my injury and lack of running. How do I deal with them?

Here are my top 5 ways to cope with my running injury:

#1 Trying new workouts

Since I am no longer able to run, I was told to try different types of sport – from pilates, yoga, working out with weights and other low impact workouts that can help strengthen my body from head to toe while teaching new and fun ways to build strength, agility, breathing and balance. Just be careful and don’t over exert and compensate due to the injury, if not you will end up with new additional injuries like tennis elbow injury, stiff neck or more.

Woman Doing Exercise

And… I can still train my abs! 🙂

#2 Cooking and baking

Since I stopped running I have had more time to cook and bake. I try new recipes and experiment with different ingredients. I make fresh juices each morning, bake fruit muffins and make delicious salads.

2 Ingredient Pancakes

Real yum!

#3 Resting more

I definitely sleep much longer and rest more than I used to hoping I can recover much quicker! There is a great range of tips to get more sleep!

Sleeping Man

 #4 Having fun with people I love

In order to kill time and distract myself, I go out more often and have a lot of fun with my friends, workmates and family. It always helps when I feel depressed!

People Having Fun

#5 Studying hard

It is also a great idea to use your recovery time acquiring new skill. There is plenty of online courses nowadays to pick from. Not only you will come back stronger from injury but also with a new skill!


#6 Cooldown and stretch

After each training it is beneficial to cool down. Our body is warmed up so it is in the great state to do follow up the workout with home stretch routine or light home cardio exercises. Studies find that cool down routine help athletes to recover quicker and lowers the chances of injuries.

What is your way of dealing with a running injury?

14 thoughts on “5 Ways to cope with running injuries”

  1. Trying out new workouts is one of my favorite ways to cope when injured! I got really into yoga when I had a toe injury (weird I know) and now I still love it!

  2. Running injuries are the WORST, but it sounds like you’re coping pretty well…and you WILL get through this!

  3. Take care, Agness, and get alright soon. I’ve never suffered a knee injury, but in case I will I’ll keep your advice in mind. Trying new workouts sounds especially great.

  4. Aww, I hope you feel better soon, Agness! But it sounds like you’re being uber productive in the meantime! I’ve never had a running injury, but whenever I’m feeling under the weather and can’t work out I use that time to do something else I really love (and that keeps me put!): reading/watching films!

  5. Hey Agness, It’s so sad to know that you got a knee injury. Hope you recover soon. And my suggestion is to add a sixth tip to the list – Blogging.

  6. Aww, poor thing. I hope you get well soon!

    I used to run, but I had to stop last year when my joints started to feel pain frequently when running. The doctor said running is not suitable for me because I have heavy bone mass. Now I cycling and hiking more..

  7. I could have sworn I already left a comment to this post, Agness! I hope your knee is healing quickly, my friend! 🙂


Leave a Comment