Buggers and Dams

Do you remember learning about “I-messages” in elementary school? I was taught to say something like:

I felt angry when you flicked your bugger on me.

Instead of pulling hair and saying things like:

“You’re a stupid poophead and I hate you!”

It was all about listening and acting out of maturity.  I’m learning – after yet another (secret) injury – how to treat my body with the same respect.  Listening to my body is a tough job.  Especially after years of laziness.  If I don’t feel like a workout I immediately get down on myself for slacking off.  But I’m realizing that sometimes it’s just my body’s way of telling me it needs a break. 

So instead of hating my knee and flicking buggers on my hip, I should sit on the couch, right?!?!  Wait…what?  This is just my complicated way of saying that I let myself go a little faster on my 10 mile run on Friday.  My knee actually felt good, but I could feel the rust in my leg muscles.  I let myself have three whole rest days.  I know that sounds like a lot, but it’s what my body wanted. 

I feel rested and ready for a strong week.  I’m hoping that feeling sticks with me while I run 3.1 miles of this Dam Run on Saturday!


Wish me luck!

6 thoughts on “Buggers and Dams

    • Yes, exactly! I think historically the answer has been I’m a slacker. But judging by my string of injuries I’m thinking the answer has changed.

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