Injuries are common place in any sport and this is consistent with runners. This interesting article emphasises the frequency with which running related injuries and illness occurred within the 16 weeks prior to a marathon race day.
Injuries are complex beasts, but they are also completely normal within any sporting realm. This is no reflection on the individual, as injuries do not seem to discriminate. So, let's try to remove some of the fear and pressure around getting injured and try to enjoy the journey of understanding more about your body and how it works.