Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lots of Pain, No Gain

Today was supposed to be Day 30 of my 30-day run challenge.  I didn't make it.  I got to day six and then spent a little over two weeks in a shit ton of pain.  My knees, (one worse than the other), my heels, my feet, and my legs couldn't take it.  Some might say I quit or that I failed.  Maybe.  But I think listening to my body and acknowledging that running may not be the sport for me was a success.  I, like so many women are stubborn and think that I can push through the pain.  Ignore the pain.  I couldn't.  I recognized that if I were to push through I'd do more damage than it was worth.  So maybe there was a lot of gain.  I learned to listen to my body and accept my limitations.   Because I am so stubborn I'll never admit defeat.

So running is not for me.  I will stick to pain and lots to gain!