Friday, November 30, 2012

Running Through Pain

Run through the annoyance and stop at the pain.  A friend of mine told me that one day and I always have it in the back of my mind. Annoyance yes, pain no! I always hated the saying "No Pain No Gain", people think it has to hurt to work not true. Pain is a signal that somethings not right. Pain awakens us so we can evaluate the real deal. Don't keep running with the pain or through the pain, don't medicate the pain, evaluate the cause of the pain. Sometimes that means we have to stop and take a few steps back or even start over. If we don't stop at the pain, eventually it will stop us. We wont be able move4word because of the damage we have cause to ourselves believing we can deal with the pain. When we don't stop at pain, we never get a chance to look at where something went wrong for the pain to start. Lack of preparation, bad training(partners/advice), bad habits, bad form, old accessories... the list goes on. I have only to learn to stop at pain through experience, now when there is pain I stop and heed the warnings. I want to excel but I cant do it if I am huddled over in pain. Something to think about when training for life or races.