sometimes you have to stop running
i injured my right knee. i'm not even sure how or when. one day i just felt a slight twinge. nothing serious. so i kept running.
the twinge became a dull ache. i felt it whenever i would stop running. i ignored it and kept running.
the ache became a a low grade pain. sometimes i felt it while i was running. it would subside after about half an hour, so i kept running.
soon it just started to hurt. i tried slowing down my pace. i tried different stretches. i tried everything i could think of. but i didn't stop running.
now my knee hurts. really hurts. all the time.
i'm doing physiotherapy and R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression and elevation)
and i've stopped running
because sometimes you have to stop running.
during this enforced hiatus, i've had lots of time to reflect.
i've been reflecting on my other favourite sport. running away.
an old problem has resurfaced. resurfaced, because i didn't deal with it the first time, or even the second time, or...
just as i did with my knee injury, i kept running.
but you can't run with pain. and you can't run away from pain.
sometimes you have to stop running.
Rest, reflect and resolve to deal with it
Isolate the issue and get to the root of it
Confront it. face to face. confess my weakness to God.
Emancipate. break free and experience true liberty
pain is a good indicator that something is wrong. either in your body or in your life. you can only run with pain for so long. sometimes you just have to face up to it and deal with it. i guess this is one of those sometimes.
because sometimes you have to stop running...