What runner doesn’t aspire to become unbreakable? It’s never too late to learn how to listen to your body to make yourself a healthier, more durable athlete!
When you are faced with a running injury – whether acute or chronic, minor or serious – you may feel uncertain about how to get healthy. Learning to listen to your body to improve your durability may sound simplistic, but it’s one of the most beneficial things you can do for your running and overall health.
Just as race pacing is a skill, so is learning to listen to your body to stay healthy. Our ability to listen can get drowned out by focusing on too many metrics or trying to replicate the training of other runners. The more in tune you become with your body throughout your training, the more likely you are to catch small niggles before they become serious injuries.
This week’s guest on the podcast is an expert in teaching athletes how to understand and speak their body’s language. Kate Galliett is a movement specialist and coach who has worked with a wide variety of athletes to help them become unbreakable.
Kate Galliett on Becoming Unbreakable
After getting her degree in Exercise Science, Kate Galliett earned multiple certifications as a personal trainer and in functional movement and mobility. She is an accomplished outdoorswoman who hikes, rock climbs, hunts and skis. Kate recently released her book, Becoming Unbreakable: How To Build A Body You Love To Live In, to help others learn how to take charge of their health and create a blueprint for change.
Kate encourages athletes to adopt an explorer mindset when it comes to health and injury prevention. You’re the only person who has lived in your own body, so you know it best!
Kate’s advice resonates back to my own lengthy struggle with an IT band injury years ago. After 6 months, I was eventually able to pull together the best advice from research and physical therapists to get on the path to my own recovery.
From there, the ITB Rehab Routine was born. You can do the same!
My discussion with Kate Galliett will leave you feeling empowered to take charge of your own body and stay healthy by understanding some simple concepts, including:
- Why being tuned in to your body will prevent minor pain from becoming a major injury
- The 6 pillars of a building a healthy body
- Adopting a science mindset to view aches and pains as data, with less emotional attachment
- The 4 zones of tissue tolerance and where you should be spending most of your training time
- Learning your own quirks and curating what works for you
This discussion will help you to take charge of your health and make major injuries a thing of the past.
Links & Resources from the Show:
- Check out Kate’s new book: The Unbreakable Body
- Visit Kate’s website
- Follow Kate on Facebook and Instagram
- Let me help you stay injury free!
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