Running Through Pain
This morning I woke up with a 2-day-old headache. For those of you that don’t know, I have recently changed my diet in lieu of leaving unhealthy behind. The last time I had a headache like this was when I quit smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee, energy drinks, and alcohol (90 days for the alcohol). So I am going to say that this headache has about 2-3 more days of life left. With that lingering right behind my left eye, I must say that there was a small period this morning where I thought about staying in bed. Then I thought about my goals and how missing this one day could throw everything off. Needless to say I got off my butt and went on my run.
I guess what I am trying to say is that every morning may not be ideal; sometimes there are aches and pains that cause us to second guess our workout for the day. Some of us work through agony, while others resign to skip the day and rest. All of this depends on our individual pain thresholds. Aside from a serious injury, you should really consider your goals and how you are going to accomplish them before letting that paper cut be the reason you let today pass you by.