There, I admitted it.
My name is Amanda, and stubborn-ness is my problem. I try not to be, but I still find myself there.
And what is the problem with that?
"I will break down your stubborn pride." ~~Leviticus 26:19
Oh. Wow. Stubborn and proud. Way to step on my toes.
The theme of today's post involves the aches and pains involved with training for long runs. See, for two weeks, I did something I know not to do. I've done it before, with the same disastrous results.
I did leg extensions with 100+ pounds of weight, leg presses with 90+ pounds of weight, and 10 sets of squats. There's really not a problem with that unless you plan to run seven miles soon after. Me, in my stubborn pridefulness, thought that it would be okay.
And it hasn't ever been before. I thought I could be she-man, and lift way too heavy with my legs and my knees not pay the price. I was prideful and therefore lost it all there.
Yes, I still ran 7 miles. Yes, I was really slow. I did not listen to my training. I knew better than the books I've read, podcasts I've listened to, even Jeff Galloway. I knew in my mind better what the temple God gave me had already shown me. I was prideful. I was going to do be the big gal on the block.
Guess what? I'm almost 40 years old. I am still overweight. Old knees aren't meant to withstand all of that work. And it does not pay to forget all of that.
Last night, I ate some humble pie, took it slowly, and forgot all of that extra too much.
That two miles was much better.
"Before his downfall, a man's heart is proud; but humility comes before honor." ~~Proverbs 18:12