I've been having a minor knee injury for the past few days. My right knee started to get sore after runs, and after my 24km run last Saturday (and doing laser tag and bowling after) it was noticably injured. Instead of pushing myself to try to run the following few days, I caved in and gave myself a break. It was tough to tell myself to stop, as I really wanted to stick to my training schedule of running 5 days a week, but during my internal conflict I remember what my friend Tamara told me when Scott and I broken up: "it's okay to be not okay". I know these two are complete unrelated topics, but I see myself acting the same way – trying to act like nothing happened but in fact I'm lying to myself, things are not getting better.
The ability to forgive yourself for not able to always perform your best is important. At rough times, we are allowed to take a step back, slow down and take care of a very important person – ourself.
#41/365 – Stop