Last night I had a very vivid dream and it started me thinking and wondering.
In my dream a doctor had given me a clean bill of health and then he looked at one of my toes and a nail had fallen off. (All my toes are fine by the way)
His response to this was to tell me I could never ever run again, to which I started to cry uncontrollably. I then woke up.
Now I know my brain is getting ready for a period of non running next year after an op and I'm fine with that but it started me thinking why is running and the thought of it being taken away so emotive.
I have done some form of exercise for most of my adult life and I've swapped and changed my preferred exercise. If at any time in the past I would if been told I couldn't swim, Crosstrain, weight train or any of the many exercises I have done, I would of just swapped to something else.
But I know if I was told I couldn't run again it would have a massive impact on me
So why is running so different? I get the feeling from many on this forum its the same for you too. What is mentally so different about running that seems to take us from exercisers to athletes on the way we view our sport.
Has any one got any ideas what happens to us when we start to learn to run and why it is so different to anything we could of done before?