Is It Suppose To Hurt When I Run?
Running often gets a bad rap. I hear people frequently say they gave up on running because it hurt or because a medical provider told them to. Now, I recognize some people just don’t like to run and if that’s you, this blog isn’t for you. Running is an activity that pushes our bodies to their maximum function, requiring more flexibility and strength than our typical daily routine. So, it is common at some point to experience some pain with running if your body has a deficit in flexibility or strength. Unfortunately, once people begin to experience pain with running, they are often encouraged to quit, or they just push through it. Unfortunately, pushing through often leads to more breakdown and they at some point may be forced to quit. If you don’t make that decision for yourself, you might be told by a medical practitioner that you should stop running. But if running is a normal, developmental activity that we are built for, why should we stop just because we have pain?