23 episodes

We’re sorry you’re here, but we’re glad you’re here, too! If you’re lucky enough to call yourself an athlete, chances are you’ve been injured. One of the biggest challenges of injury is facing recovery alone. Now, you don’t have to. Mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle and journalist Cindy Kuzma interview athletes, researchers, clinicians, and others in the field about how to cope with sports injuries and the mental side of the rehab and recovery process. And, Carrie shares some of the mental skills and drills she teaches injured athletes—tools you can use to stay positive and resilient during your recovery. Not only can these strategies help you bounce back stronger from injury, you can use them to rebound from any setback in your sport—or in life.

DISCLAIMER: This content is for educational & informational use only and & does not constitute medical advice. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have heard in an episode of this podcast. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with a qualified medical professional for proper evaluation & treatment. Guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experiences, and conclusions, and The Injured Athletes Club podcast hosts nor any company providing financial support endorses or opposes any particular treatment option discussed in the episodes of this podcast and are not responsible for any actions or inactions of listeners based on the information presented. The use of any information provided is solely at your own risk.

The Injured Athletes Club Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma

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We’re sorry you’re here, but we’re glad you’re here, too! If you’re lucky enough to call yourself an athlete, chances are you’ve been injured. One of the biggest challenges of injury is facing recovery alone. Now, you don’t have to. Mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle and journalist Cindy Kuzma interview athletes, researchers, clinicians, and others in the field about how to cope with sports injuries and the mental side of the rehab and recovery process. And, Carrie shares some of the mental skills and drills she teaches injured athletes—tools you can use to stay positive and resilient during your recovery. Not only can these strategies help you bounce back stronger from injury, you can use them to rebound from any setback in your sport—or in life.

DISCLAIMER: This content is for educational & informational use only and & does not constitute medical advice. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have heard in an episode of this podcast. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with a qualified medical professional for proper evaluation & treatment. Guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experiences, and conclusions, and The Injured Athletes Club podcast hosts nor any company providing financial support endorses or opposes any particular treatment option discussed in the episodes of this podcast and are not responsible for any actions or inactions of listeners based on the information presented. The use of any information provided is solely at your own risk.

    11 | Canadian Olympian and Runner Jessica O’Connell: Today, Not Tomorrow

    11 | Canadian Olympian and Runner Jessica O’Connell: Today, Not Tomorrow

    After overcoming multiple injuries to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in the nick of time, 5,000-meter runner Jessica O’Connell faced another series of setbacks as she prepared for the Games. Through it all, she's realized adversity strikes everyone—the best (and luckiest) among us are those who can persevere. It’s an attitude that’s served her well throughout her career. She views injuries as disappointing but not devastating, in large part because she now has a plan to deal with them.

    • 49 min
    10 | Runner and Writer Jen A. Miller on Trusting Yourself

    10 | Runner and Writer Jen A. Miller on Trusting Yourself

    Jen A. Miller has been writing about running for The New York Times since 2010. Last year, she sustained a serious setback, a stress fracture in her tibia. In the weekly running newsletter she now writes for the Times, she chronicled her journey, from the anger and frustration at her diagnosis to an emotional comeback, running the New York City Marathon with her mother. On this episode, Jen—the author of the memoir Running: A Love Story—shares her experiences.

    • 46 min
    9 | Olympic Pitcher Joey Wagman: Riding the Recovery Roller Coaster

    9 | Olympic Pitcher Joey Wagman: Riding the Recovery Roller Coaster

    If you ask Joey Wagman to describe his baseball career, he’ll tell you it’s a bit unorthodox. He’s played in both the minor leagues and several different independent leagues. Since 2017, he’s also pitched for Team Israel, which is now headed to the 2020 Olympics. On this episode, he explains that the high he’s riding was made all the more meaningful due to the lows from which he’d recently emerged—a shoulder injury that required surgery and affected his mental health in ways that caught him o

    • 51 min
    8 | Paralympic Medalist Amanda McGrory: The Benefit of Perspective

    8 | Paralympic Medalist Amanda McGrory: The Benefit of Perspective

    During her long career as a wheelchair racer, Amanda McGrory has accumulated seven Paralympic medals and more marathon finishes than she can count—including first-place and podium finishes at many of the sport’s major races. Her half-decade’s worth of experience has also brought her something less tangible but incredibly useful: an ability to see the bigger, broader picture of her career and life. This week, she joins us to discuss how that perspective in managing injury.

    • 50 min
    7 | Cindy and Carrie Redefine Success

    7 | Cindy and Carrie Redefine Success

    One of the biggest challenges of injury is seeing your goals and timelines slip through your fingers. You may know, objectively, that these plans no longer make sense given your new situation. Still, each time you realize you’re not reaching them can provoke feelings of failure. This week, Carrie talks through an exercise designed to call attention to your achievements. Using Redefine Success, you can learn to truly celebrate your wins and fuel yourself with confidence and motivation.

    • 34 min
    6 | Triathlete Fiona Ford: Pursue Your Potential

    6 | Triathlete Fiona Ford: Pursue Your Potential

    After three years of racing Ironman triathlons as a pro, British triathlete Fiona Ford was having the season of her life. Everything changed in an instant during a training ride on June 23, 2012, when a car pulled out suddenly in front of her, causing her to fly off her bike and hit the pavement. It was a long road back from the hospital room, where doctors told Fiona she’d likely never run a marathon again, to a podium finish in Kona in 2016. In this episode, she explains how she got there.

    • 53 min

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