Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.-- Bob Marley

I overslept so I didn't get up to do my long run. I didn't do my long run on the day before my program is set to start. I had to get this run in. I've taken a few days off already for the month and I really want to feel good going into my official training. So I went to the negotiating table with my wife. Usually my long runs are done very early on Saturdays. Typically they are 90 minutes to 3 hours so the last thing I want to do is leave my wife with a 2 and 5 year old midday. We decided that I would go when the little one napped and we would let the older one play with Wii.

It worked out great except for my first 400 meters or so it felt like Tonya Harding took a lead pipe to my right knee. I seriously thought that I would need to go back into my house. I decided to give it another go. There is a small trail about 2000 feet from my house and I told myself that if I could make it there I would  let it ride and listen to my body. Unfortunately I don't listen to anyone really, including my body.

Now for a little back story. I actually got about 8 hours of sleep last night. I NEVER get that much sleep. The weird thing is that I woke up feeling as though I had a hangover. The problem with that is I didn't drink last night. My back was achy and my belly was queasy. I still wanted to run. Weeks without that long run feel incomplete and my thoughts  aren't as concise. 

I struggled through this 10 miler today and although I don't believe in regrets, if I did, I would regret his run. I'm not sure what it is but it would go in and out of pain. There were points when I could go 3 miles with minimal pain. Then there were times when I couldn't go 3 yards with stride stopping, unbearable pain. I don't know why I kept going. I like to say that when my time is up that people will say that he worked hard, he was tough, and he was smart. This time around, in my search for toughness I may have achieved stupidity.

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