For weeks I endured chronic pain, stubbornly pushing through to make starting lines. Even though distance running is synonymous with discomfort we are asked to disassociate the good from bad pain. As runners we need to be the protectors and the pushers of our bodies because only you can know exactly how you are feeling. But deciding to take time off based only on subjective feelings is tough, especially when you have big races on the horizon and even bigger races that you need qualifying times for.
It's that time again! I'm just getting out of the boot, and want to scale back to weight bearing exercise but not so quickly that the injury crops back up. This boot sentence was fairly short (2 weeks), so the progression is a little faster than post-navicular screw for example.