'Damn, why couldn't he make that shot? It was so easy' - A typical comment from a fan with little knowledge of what it takes to compete in serious athletics. There are an incredible number of factors at work in sports and one could be injuries. Well, I just gained even more respect for athletes as I just experienced a week of a completely annoying injury that made it very hard for me to focus. My trading did suffer, and I am grateful that it was not worse. Do you take it easy / take time out when injured? It really does suck - markets are challenging enough as is.