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 walking...no pain and lots to gain!