Running Through the Pain
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Two nights ago I went for my scheduled 3 mile run (well, it is 3.33 but whose counting right :-P). The run was going pretty well and I was feeling pretty good until I got to the 2 mile mark. At this point, I started feeling the oh so familiar stinging sensation of a blister on my right heel. I had a couple of options; I could 1) Stop my run, pull up my sock and walk the rest of the way, 2) Stop and call S to come and get me, or 3) Suck it up and continue on my way. I chose to just continue going because I knew that I only had a mile left to go and it would take me about 12 minutes. Afterall, I was not going to let a little "annoyance" stop my progress. I finished my run, did my cool down and headed back to the house where I took off my shoe to assess the "damage." I feel like I made the correct choice in continuing because the blister wasn't too bad and nothing a little neosporin and a bandaid will not fix.
It would have been really easy to just give in and call S to come get me or for me to walk but I knew that I could finish and finish strong in this situation. There are many instances in life where that "stinging" sensation arises and you have to assess the situation and determine what your next course of action is going to be. Sometimes you choose the right way and sometimes you find yourself with another blister forming and have to stop and change your plans completely. Whichever "path" you choose, they are all learning opportunities and will make you a stronger person no matter which way you go.
What caused the blister? Well, it probably has something to do with me needing new running socks because a majority of mine are old and stretched out! Guess I should invest in some new ones soon!
It is a beauty isn't it?!