I know when an injury happens it is vital to rest and recover. However, my issue seemed to have been more of an ache in the calves when running not an injury, more of an irritation. After running yesterday, some of the time with the "ache" I decided to plod through it and get to "at least 5k without stopping"! This was pretty hard as I have been run-walking recently - and I am thankful for doing that, it has kept me moving instead of giving up.
I ran km by km and pushed myself especially to 1 and 2 km.. After that, there was no point in quitting at 3, definitely nothing would have stopped me at 4 being so close to 5! So physically, I could have stopped especially at the start but mentally, I was determined and that's what made me push on. Perhaps I haven't lost fitness at all, it is all in my head. Let's get back to non stop 5k runs and then go again from that.
Do you think running is a mental or a physical thing - or both? How do you push yourself?