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To Run or Not to Run…

That is the question;)  Isn’t that the M.O. of all runners?  We feel a little something in the quad/ankle/foot.  Do we run or take a rest day?  It’s so hard to make that decision!  All we really want to do is head out the door and get our run in, but should we really?  I am usually pretty good about taking days off.  But, I am on a good roll and I want to keep it up.  However, I feel a little something in my quad and of course that PF seems to be always hanging around.  The thing is, nothing is painful.  I just know it’s there.

Image result for runners with injuries ecardThe runner in me is saying, “It doesn’t hurt it’s just an ache. You can run on it.”‘  But part of me is saying “If you run on it, it might get worse and become painful.  You don’t want to do serious damage.”  I feel like the PF will just always be there, like the annoying fly that came in last night when the door was left open.  You think it’s finally gone, then you go upstairs and it’s in the bathroom.

So the decision needs to be made.  Do I run 5 miles today and see how my quad feels, or take another rest day?  Maybe I will do a loop that goes past my house just in case?

How do you make the decision to run or not when you are feeling a little something?  Are you good about taking rest days or do you run despite your aches and pains?

Have a great day and happy running!

Comments

  1. misszippy1 says:

    It is so hard! My new approach is to give it one or two test runs and then take a few days off if no improvement. And see my PT who talks me off the ledge if I’m freaking out! So far so good.

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