My client was in to see me recently and told me about some knee pain she experienced in her last run.
While she was running, she felt a sharp twinge toward the outside of her knee. The twinge turned into a burn and by the time she saw me — a stabbing pain.
“Did you stop?” I asked her.
“No way. I’m training for a marathon, so I can’t. No pain, no gain, right?” she said.
I hated to differ with her, but no… wrong. All wrong.
We’ve been conditioned to think we need to push through pain in order to be successful – in so many areas of our life and of our health.
And while it’s normal to experience some strain and discomfort during exercise or even in our day-to-day life, pain should never be ignored.