Just a thought really - having been a member on this forum for a good 18 mths now, which might be useful for those starting out on the programme and who plan to make running a part of their life. 🏃🏽♀️🏃🏻 It's a sad fact that time on the dreaded injury couch (whether for injury, illness or twinges etc) is inevitable at some point on the journey. 😩I think very often we are tempted to keep running at all costs; we have a programme or training plan to stick to so we HAVE to get out, twinge or no twinge! If we don't run we feel guilty! But one thing I think I have learned along the way, is that even on a plan I have to listen to my body and sometimes that extra K or faster pace just has to wait! There are definitely aches and pains which just come and go (especially in the early days) but also there are times when we should just stop and take an extra days rest and see whether that grumble settles. I know I have tried to be really disciplined with my running and it takes a lot for me to miss one, but it is ok to miss a run (or runs), to heal and get better, to get over an illness. Running really is a 'change for life' and we have all the time in the world really. 🙂 Happy running!
P.S. Not on the injury couch at the moment btw - just my musings!