The Nature of Pain
From a runner’s point of view the only pain they will generally recognize is the one that makes them stop running – that and a doctor’s reply of take six weeks off. The old school runner does his daily mile even in cast and crutches – if need be – and it’s the stuff legends are made of.
For the record there is no gain in pain. Good medicine is finding a way around it. Pain is a wall that can’t be run through. Well, it can, but that’s a different kind of ritual pain reserved traditionally for the marathon. This is about injury pain and is all pain an injury. Knowing the difference is the first step a runner takes. The second step is doing the right thing. Each runner needs a runner’s basic first aid kit. Remember: The first one on the scene is you – the runner.