Wednesday, February 13, 2008
A Conversation with me
"My leg feels fine today, I could run a mile or two"
"No, No, No, No, don't you remember what happened on Monday?"
"But I would take it easy and stop as soon as it hurt"
"Yea but by then the damage is done, it's a bad idea"
"I'll never break 4 hours in the OKC marathon if I don't train"
"You won't finish the OKC marathon if you DO train on a bad leg"
"So I'm supposed to just do nothing? That's like giving up!"
"This is teaching you something, oh, I don't know.. maybe PATIENCE?!?"
"But what if it never heals? What if this is a sign that I'm not supposed to run or that I have my
goals set too high? I'm not sure I could deal with that."
"I don't think that's true and I think your blowing this way out of proportion, just rest and be patient. If you don't make OKC you will get the next one."
"Bad option! If I don't run I'll gain weight, get weak, and have to start from the beginning again. Don't you remember those horribly painful 6 mile runs back when we were beginning? I don't want to go through that again."
"No I'm not"
"Yes you are"
"Ok, but..... am not"
"You are such a child"
"I could run today, I know it. Just a little bit today, take a day off, then another little bit. I'll call it active rest."
"Why can't you just relax? You're only making this worse, and, by the way, there are people listening now and they don't want to hear your childish rants"
"Yes they do, they understand unlike you!"
"You need a doctor"
"I went to the doctor and he didn't help at all! He never even called back with the X-ray results."
"Not that kind of doctor"
Thanks for listening