The Team Innov-8 website team has been updating the bio’s of their various sponsored athletes. One of those is local ultra-star Brian Morrision. If you know Brian, there’s probably not a whole lot to learn there. The guy is looking forward to Western States, loves Pearl Jam, and is an avid drinker of Nuun’s Kona Kola.
However, I was struck by his advice to other runners:
My advice to other athletes would be to always listen to your body and your head. I’ve never (knock on wood) had any serious running related injuries, because I take adequate time to recover. And more importantly, make sure you’re only doing it if you’re having fun. If you start to feel a little burnt out, don’t be afraid to take some time off and enjoy some other things. When you do come back, you’ll be amazed how much more fun things will seem.