My quads are nagging me, my hamstrings are tender, I have a very painful blood blister on the ball of my right foot, a huge blister on my left big toe and very bizzarely a bad friction burn on the inside of my right arm……..BUT……each one of these pains reminds me that 2 days ago I completed a half marathon, if I didn’t ache then maybe I just didn’t run hard enough.
I’ve never been one to subscribe to the “No pain, No gain” way of thinking, maybe thats why I’m overweight and will never be at the front of the field, but I know that these little aches mean I pushed as hard as I could and its my bodies way of saying ” I hurt today but it was worth it….”
I had a rest day monday, may go out tonight for a gentle plod, nothing silly just one foot in front of the other, training for the next time my body has to ache a little the next day !
Racing eh? It hurts but its worth it.