Loving the Pain?
I love the ache and soreness in my legs. A strange thing to say I know but it’s what it represents. Those feelings are like the signs of how hard I worked on my Run yesterday the fact my body is changing. I remember when I used to Race I would get the same feeling post race. The feeling was different for shorter events such as Cyclo Cross but for the longer endurance events I used to do you new you would have that feeling for a few days and that when you went out on the bike again it would be there.
It’s the same here I know with my dog walks today and my shorter run tomorrow I will still have that ache and the soreness but I welcome it. As it gives me knowledge of my acheivement of how far I can start to push myself.
I’ve read before people saying you have to push through the pain To me that’s too simplistic. You have to accept it and learn to read it. The sorness I have in my legs today is normal it’s my muscles rebuilding and stregthening themsleves. The pain I had in the ball of my foot over the last two miles though was a sign it was my shoes telling me they need to be retired to shorter distances and I need to invest in some new ones for the longer runs.
So it’a an acceptance and understanding. Not a blind ‘pushing through the pain barrier’