As I was writing my January month in review post it really got me thinking about how I can be so critical of myself not only with running but in other areas of my life as well. I spent some time this week writing in my Believe Journal and also filled out the personality quiz. In case you couldn’t already tell, I’m a worrier.
Worriers vs Warriors Personality Quiz
There are pros and cons to being either a worrier or a warrior, I think you just need to utilize your strengths and be aware of your weaknesses. If I want to grow as a runner I need to be more willing to step out of my comfort zone and stray from the plan once in awhile.
I think I am also feeling frustrated about my foot. After almost 3 months of zero pain, it’s been noticeable again. Running feels ok, it’s just at the end of the day I notice any accumulation of running, walking, standing, and wearing certain shoes. Around the holidays I was wearing whatever shoes I wanted (even booties with a little heel!) and running more and my foot felt 100% fine. The pain is really only like a 1-2, but that’s enough to be concerning to this worrier (see above).
Bad Luck Running Routes
Last week I ran a route that I haven’t done since June 9th. The day is memorable because it was the day my foot starting hurting. I had been superstitious about running that specific route again because it brought back memories of the foot problem. Finally, I got brave enough to do it again, and initially I was really proud, thinking about how that was an indicator that I had really put the injury behind me.
Then, the next day, I stand at work for a long time and it starts hurting again. Coincidence? Or is that route really bad luck?
I keep telling myself I had 3 months without any pain, and I can get back to that point, just don’t be stupid. Easier said that done, right? Sitting at work all day is bad for my back and hips, but I stand for awhile and my foot rebels. I guess I can’t win.
Would you rather sit all day or stand all day?
Do you have any running routes that have brought you bad luck?
How do you deal with flare-ups of a previous injury?
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud!