I know this is kind of silly. Worrying about lack of pain. But I won't get better (stronger, faster, what have you...) if I don't push myself out of my comfort zone. I'm referring specifically to muscle pain here, the "good" pain you get from a workout. Not joint pain. I have a little joint pain, but it fades quickly.
I really did think I was going to have a lot more trouble with the Couch to 5K. And while each new week presents a difficulty, it just doesn't hurt like I thought it would. I'm being careful about knee and ankle pain especially, I don't want to have to fall back if it's not necessary. I thought I would be in a lot more pain. And I'm just not. It's part of the reason I feel I should be doing a different kind of exercise on my off days, because building myself up means a certain amount of breaking down first. Right? It's just the way it is.
Is the program just that awesome? Am I just in better shape than I thought? Or do I need to push harder?
|This picture of Simon Pegg has nothing to do with running.|
He's just adorable.