I’ve been afraid to run. After my first run post-Stone Cat, I experienced some sharp pain in my right shin-ish area. It hurt to walk, let alone run. I’ve overdosed on RICE and expressed my fear to Scott once or twice or twenty times…. I said it once before, “Aren’t we all just one step away from injury?”
Now, I’m not injured. I agree with others I’ve tapped that I just needed to recover a bit longer from my crazy 50 mile run. But it’s scary to step back out. Why? Because I don’t want it to become an injury – especially an injury that might recur. I don’t have any patience for that.
So, I’m using my patience in the form of…..baby steps. It’s been hard to simply stop. After logging so many miles over the summer and having my first ultra just about take over my every waking (and sleeping) thought, I’ve stopped. I have no race goals; nothing. I’ve been tempted to sign up for something, but then I heard Scott’s advice and have decided to heed it. He advised, “Why rush it….just enjoy running without the pressure of a race”.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first run post-post-Stone Cat run. And felt no pain. This I can be patient with.