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happens to the best of us – an injury sidelines us from running and prevents us
from getting our regular fitness fix. If one of your pals is stuck in a forced
time out, she may feel even more frustrated during the holiday season when it’s
far too easy to succumb to lethargy and over-eating. But even if she can’t run,
there’s likely some athletic activity that won’t aggravate her injury. Hook her
up with passes to a masters swim class, yoga, Pilates or spinning – depending,
of course, on what type of movement she is able to manage. She’ll be motivated
to try something new and use her body in a different way while her running
injury heals, and she’ll maintain her feel-good fitness. And who knows, she might
discover an entirely new passion!