Pain denial – be smart

“It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock’n’roll!”A long weekend in Western Australia. The weather has been awesome and so far the fly situation isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Maybe it’s time to apply for Aussie residence (ehehe!).

Probably a lot of runners and athletes are faced with the hard truth about some injuries: they are there to stay for a long time. Sometimes the injuries are easy to tell, and the fix is textbook clear. Some other times tehy are more like chronic conditions. You got to the doctor,, they don’t hurt, you run on them, they hurt…

For the past 2 months I felt like an animal in a cage. Depressed too, putting on weight, drinking and eating with some guilt, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to burn as much as was going in. That is no more. I’ve decided to start running again and see how it goes. Yeah, we’all got to be smart… my MRI doesn’t show stress fractures, no arthritis, just a few minor details. So I guess it’s time to suck it in and see what happens… 🙂

I’ve done a few jog-runs in the last week, increasing time and km up to 12 km today. Weather has helped, it’s been so beautiful that how could I have stayed inside. Happy about today, during my run out and back Sorrento – Scarborough came across Hoffy, who said I didn’t look like I was limping. That’s huge!! He made my day. Now I need to get my legs back to where they know how to handle 10-15 km as an easy distance, and maybe start working on my gait and speed.

I’ve been lazy getting on the bike. It’s magpie season, and this year I’ve heard that these little evil creatures from hell have attacked several of my buddies. And the wind picks up in arvo…, so cycling to work twice a week has been my baseline goal.

Well, it’s an awesome sunny day out there, and the sun is not as intense as at noon, so time to stop hammering on the keyboard and get back to the real thing.

Enjoy life!

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