My entire life I’ve been active. From rambunctious little years to a teen who played every sport my parents would agree to drive me to practice to. As you well know, when you’re running and playing and jumping eventually you’re going to get hurt. It might be a misstep, a bump from someone else or just those aches and pains that come from extended muscle use.
As I’ve gotten older, I still enjoy being active. Mostly I hike and workout at home, but I run as well. As I was running today, an old injury began to flare up as it occasionally does. As soon as that pain hit, I wanted to stop. I did actually slow to a walk as I gave it a rub hoping I could ease the pain before it became sharper. I chided myself for slowing down so quickly and I realized something that had been simmering beneath the surface. I do this in other areas of my life. The first sign of difficulty and I slow down or even quit. [Read more…]