Saturday, October 10, 2009

Are you listening??

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??

1 comment:

  1. See ya tomorrow for that 5 mile run! It takes awhile but if you keep running and slow down when necessary, those "feel great" run/s are just around the corner. I've had way more "feel good runs" this year than last when I was just starting to run. Heather, a good reminder to all those that are just starting to train for their half marathons. And it IS okay to take a break even when the schedule says you have to do something. Especially when you're struggling with an injury.