As I got out of bed this morning, my conversation started with all my body parts, talking about what we did at Boot Camp yesterday and if a 5 OR 4 mile run would be best for me tomorrow..... (but are you listening??).
It's GREAT running weather right now and I have high hopes for long distance runs with little effort. As runners, walkers, sprinters OR exercise enthusiasts (take your pick) - this is our "Prime Time" to get out there and make some fitness breakthroughs (but are you listening??).
How many times have you ignored those little "aches and pains" - telling yourself "no pain, no gain?" How many of us have learned the hard way what those "aches and pains" are telling us? Do you remember last year at this time when we pushed through the pain and eventually it took you "out of the game" for days, weeks or even months (for some of us)?
Let me be that friendly voice to remind you to listen to your body when it tells you to slow down, take a little break OR STOP for a bit. It will be worth it in the "long run" (no pun intended)!
Be smart, be safe and take care of your body..... a very smart "Chick" always says; "If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"!
Are you listening??