IAMRUNBOX ambassador Gill Bland shares her story on how an injury taught her a valuable life lesson. Running, like life in general, has its phases. This summer began with my running appearing to be going through the grumpy teenage years and with it, I was suffering some growing pains. Since Boston Marathon I had not run more than 12 miles come a week later. For someone who loves knocking on the door of 80 mile weeks, that’s quite a change. Why, you ask? Answer - a right royal pain in the ass.