It was my patella tendonitis and chondromalacia, that ruined my running routine, so I had to quit and do comebacks many times before.
What I’ve learned? To use my brain, to think and to control the outcome.
Yes, I started to train human’s most important muscle - brains. There was a time for medicine literature (knee anatomy/injuries mostly) and logical thinking improvement. Thus, at first, I took maths, but later programming was growing on me.
Hence I wake up every day for the past 2 years and do muscle yoga - I stretch my full body, especially legs and afterward I go to train my brain.
You know, I did lots of stuff: fixing my sleeping-eating routine, healthy diet, massage, foam rolling, resistance band training, drinking chondroitin sulfate, slant board squat and much more essential habits that transformed my life for the better.
BUT, the most influence I’ve got was from programming. Why? Because now only my brain works better, but I’m able to collect all “what if’s?” as fast as possible. Likewise I found a new hobby that I can make a penny on Upwork, just for 3 hours a day. I’m currently enroling free course at www.bitdegree.org and kicking ■■■!
It’s not a better footwear question, or how much water you drink or how hard you can hit with one punch. It’s all about versatility and stability of your life. I’m in the self-knowledge phasis, and I know my boundaries, thus I know how much I can push myself. Consequently, I was able to come back at standard 5km running a half year ago, the progression was so fast that I already participated weeks ago in half marathon and feeeling wonderful.
Wish you luck my friend, you should feel your body and never forget to control the outcome!