The first week Sherman and I worked out hard. We went at it four nights that first week. I ran last Tuesday and developed Shin splints. Then on top of that I am popping Advil to keep me able to do most of our workouts. This toll has its benefits.
My heart is stronger. My blood pressure is lower. I am losing weight.
But I am concerned because I don’t want to injure my body. The long term effects outweigh the short term. I just want to make sure that what I am doing allows me to do it for a long time. This race is not just for today.
How do I do this for the long haul? I don’t know. I just know that my mind wants my body to do things it might not be able to do. That’s OK for today but not for tomorrow. I will only tolerate it for so long.
I have got to work hard. That’s the way it is.