You should remember a lot of things about running. In my mind it can easily be broken down into three points. You may have more-but I am of the simple type. (That is why I like to keep my blogs below 500 words…400 of them being unnecessary rambling).
Point one: Running should make you happy-when it doesn’t…you should take a break. You will see how happy it makes you again and perhaps fall in love with it again. Then it will become enjoyable and not like a chore. I’ve been on both sides and taking a break was sucky at the time-but it made me crave running again.
Numero does: You will have another race eventually. So you couldn’t train as hard as you wanted for a particular race-there will be another one.
We are young…road races are only becoming more prevalent.
There is a race every weekend somewhere…don’t forget that.
Three: Your body is an amazing healer. You get injured…it will heal-rest and give it time, I promise! We all know I attract injuries like it’s my job and I make it through them. Sure there is always crying and whining, but I eventually get over it and let myself heal. Running in pain is no fun anyways (which loops us back to point 1).
So I leave you with my words of wisdom. 😉
Question for you: What do try and remember about running (your sport of interest…life)?