Blaming Yourself for Failure Could Increase Your Risk of Injury

When you have a bad run or fall short of your race goals, what sort of script runs through your mind? If you tend to fault yourself for your failures, you may face a higher risk of injury, a new study finds.

Source: Negative Thinking Boosts Injury Risk

I don’t think I suffer from this.  Rather, the consensus seems to be that I “sandbag it” – I don’t try hard enough.  But I’m too old to be competing for spot on the National team (not that my times ever put me there), nor can I expect to even get sponsored.  I have to work the next day, and I’ve had an experience with my lungs filling with blood, very likely due to being on warfarin/coumadin.  I have nothing to prove, just being out there is good for me.