“I would like to run but it is just too painful for me.” I hear this all the time. Too much actually and it is time I take a stand! The people who are saying this have it completely wrong, well sort of. Painful, by definition is not the right word.
Pain: Physical suffering caused by illness or injury.
You probably feel like you are physically suffering when you start running. I will give you that much. But if you are suffering from an illness or injury, you shouldn’t be running and you need to stop blaming running for the problems.
Uncomfortable: Cause or feeling of slight pain or discomfort.
Hmm, sounds a lot like the start of about 90% of my runs, and the others are just flukes. Running isn’t painful, it is uncomfortable. When you use such drastic terms you are doing yourself a disservice and psyching yourself…
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