How do you know if a twinge is a twinge or the beginnings of an injury?

pknn522lEvery day you run (or play any sport at all really) something hurts a little — or a lot. Sometimes those niggling aches and pains turn on you, don’t go away after a good night’s sleep, slowly get worse and worse until you’re walking home from the high school track, stopping to pull your shoe off and look inside because there’s just no way that sharp a pain isn’t being caused by a rock. And, then, you hope it’s all just in your head, a fluke, like so many other times.

But, how do you know? How do you know when something is the beginning of an injury and not just something you’ll look back on in your training log months later and wonder why you felt the need to walk home, what could have been so bad?

Also, I think I sunburned my eyelids in this abnormal 80 degree March heat.

 

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