Re: When do you stop listening to your body (and listen to your heart)?
- From: pashby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Ashby)
- Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 10:49:39 GMT
ZB <zb@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Tim Downie" <timdownie2003@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I'm sure we're all well aware of the mantra about "listening to our
bodies" but I've been doing that for two months now and it's not working.
(For anyone new here I've got plantar fasciitis and have stopped running
and cancelled all my races this year). My foot has been aching just as
much in the mornings (and at other times) since the day I stopped running
two months ago
Tonight I figuratively said "F*ck it!" and went out for a short blast.
God did it feel good! The good news is that unlike before, my foot
*isn't* throbbing afterwards so maybe things are improving.
Anyone else "run through" PF?
Anyway, fingers crossed that I haven't done myself a mischief.
I read a book about back pain which postulated that a lot of the pain we
suffer from is mentally induced and that if we shrug it off, it goes away.
It's certainly worked for me as far as running goes. There are still times
when you have to listen to your body, but other times when you have to use
your experience to tell your body to shut up!
The book was called "Healing Back Pain" by John Sarno.
I get a sore back when I am not active enough. I get both thoracic and
lumbar problems. Digging the garden is good, so is running. I do
pressups for the thoracic one and situps (carefully and with a straight
back, lest my physio is watching) for the lumbar one. I speculate my
back is sore when the muscles are not strong enough to support the
bones. Paying attention to posture is good too, I have also learned that
lying in bed on weekend mornings is not good for my back.
I think running is good because when you run you throw your shoulders
back to clear the upper lungs and generally keep your back straight. All
that arm swinging helps too. It isn't just your legs that are working.
In the past I have been incapacitated by my back, days when I am unable
to sit, stand, lie down or anything else. I learned my lesson.
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