Every day is filled with choices: hit the snooze or get up in time to run, peanut butter and jelly or tuna salad, black coffee or add sugar, run around the block or go to the trail, and many other more difficult decisions, decisions that really matter, decisions that affect your whole life, sometimes for months, because bad decisions that result in running injuries.
Clayton’s choice was that last kind of decision. You see, Clayton suffers from a hearing defect that afflicts millions of runners, and as a result, he made a really bad decision, one that caused tremendous pain, more mental than physical, most likely, but it had far-reaching consequences, as you shall see. .
Clayton suffered from a hearing problem that is epidemic in the running community. You’ve heard of partial hearing loss? Well, it’s sort of like that. Runners have selective hearing loss. They don’t hear their body when it speaks to them, no matter how loudly nor how frequently. Yes, there is an epidemic of runners not listening to their body when it says, “I need a rest.”
Hopefully, this running podcast will provide the information you need to avoid being stricken, or, if you are already a sufferer, maybe it will be therapeutic. In fact, you might just find that my comments will get you on the road to a cure. I hope so.