Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives by Anna Kessel

Anna Kessel’s book has one main purpose – inspiring women to enjoy sports. The book is aimed in first line at women who are not that into sports. Therefore I hesitated, as I could call myself active. Moreover, I exercise quite a lot. I hit three times the gym for strength training and once a week I work on my endurance. It sounds weird, saying this out loud, but I guess I’m sporty. I have no clue why I have sometimes trouble to associate this word with me because I played for many years floorball but I never saw myself as someone who does a lot of sport.

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Comeback For Runners

I used to be a runner. About three years ago I ran three to four times a week. I used to love running. However, this changed rapidly with my first injury. And I would never have thought at that time that this wasn’t going to be my last one. Several others followed – knee problem, back pain, shin splints, Achilles tendon lesion, heel spur and so on. It was just a never ending story. This odyssey of injuries took every single joy I had for sports.  Continue reading