Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Listening to my body even when I don't like what it's saying
Last night I walked 6 miles with my friend Steve in addition to spending about an hour on the bike. This morning, I put in the hour on the bike & walked with my friend Amy after our board meeting. I was hoping to put in another 6 miles but my knee told me otherwise. As we walked our couple of miles, my knee started to feel better or at least went numb enough that I walked through the pain. I wanted to keep going so badly but knew that my knee was telling me otherwise. That competitive person in me wanted to just keep pushing through the pain but I had to remind myself that this training is a long process & that I can't get to 20 miles over night. It was so hard to make myself stop & then to fight that defeated feeling that came when I did. What I realized on the drive home was that today was a win because I listened to my body & am treating it with the respect/love it deserves. Today I took my largest steps toward the finish line yet. Crossing it's going to be great!
Posted by Michelle at 9:23 PM