Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Over the last several days, I've had some pain in the bottom part of my foot, right in the arch area. It hurts when I walk, but it's kind of inconsistent, so I'm not really concerned yet. However, I am resting as much as possible and not doing any kind of exercise. I may look for some new running shoes, too. The pair I have is over six months old, so it's probably time to retire them.
I've learned to accept injuries a lot more than I use to. In the past, I would ignore the injuries and try to push through them, which would end up in stress fractures and delaying my running for weeks, or even months at a time. No more. I'd rather rest for a few days and let my body recovery.
So right now I'm focusing on feeding my body lots of the good, nourishing stuff. If I can't exercise, I can at least eat well and hopefully speed up my recovery. And I'm trying to tune out the voice in my head that starts talking when my body is inactive. "Get your butt moving! What are you doing? All the work you've put in is going to be for nothing! Now you're going to have to start all over! MOVE!"
Such an annoying voice. Shut up already! Relax. Everyting going to be alright, mon.