I’ve been through enough this year to know that I need to listen to my body. To pay attention when it is giving me signs of what it needs.
As a runner though part of training is to learn to tune your body out. This is good when it’s Time to push through when your legs feel they can go no more. To make yourself mentally tough to go this distance. It is a necessity. To a point….
I’m to that point. In training for Chicago, I prepared myself to get the job done. I was mentally tough and physically ready to go the distance. To push though the pain, but now it is time to listen to not just my body but my doctor too.
Running Chicago was tough. But now I have to be tough enough to do what I know needs to be done. My right foot is doing better as the cortisone shot is working it’s magic. My left foot on the other hand needs a little more TLC. I have not run since the Marathon, but I still feel the discomfort on my foot just walking. I imagine if I ran it would not be good.
So rest it is, but that doesn’t mean training has to stop.
Next week it will be time for cross training. Biking, swimming and anything that won’t bother my foot. A good cardio workout is still a good cardio workout.
It’s going to suck.
I’m going to want to run.
I even have a race next weekend that I can’t defer and is nagging at me because I don’t like to waste money but that is for another post.