Let it Go!
I have an obsessive nature that’s why running is such a good fit for me. It enables me to get obsessive over things such as distances times and routes but it keeps it under control. Running also is a thing that helps me remove stress. The metronome like pace while running can almost be hypnotic and when running trails the concentration needed to take the best and safest routes occupy the brain. It’s not to say there is plenty of thinking time if your running for up to four hours there is a lot of thinking time but for some reason I don’t obsess over small things. I can work things out and to quote a certain popular cold based movie I can ‘Let it Go’.
This morning I realised how much running has helped me deal with my obsessive nature. I had an incident which as far as I’m concerned was a lack of professional courtesy to me. Now it wasn’t a big or major thing but my brain as always over works these things. Normally I would run this out of my system but today I couldn’t due to my stress fracture issue. I’ve been cleared by the Doctor for dog walking (as long as it doesn’t cause any issues) so I took my Golden Retriever for a walk. He’s a much calmer dog than Myka my lab. So we had a pleasant 3 mile walk in the sun but it’s not the same it doesn’t clear my brain the same way as running does. Also that’s the longest walk I’ve done in a while and I think by the way my foot reacted I may have to scale back more than I expected so that is not going to be the solution. I still have the niggling overworking of a minor issue in my brain. So that’s one thing I am going to have to work on while I’m unable to run because otherwise after the 4-6 weeks recovery time my brain could be an obsessive over strung mess. Tomorrow I’m starting swimming so hopefully that may help I have a feeling it may not be one thing but a series of coping mechanisms