As I mentioned yesterday, I went for a run this past weekend. This despite having waxing and waning pain in the right heel over the past few weeks, which I strongly suspected was a smoldering case of plantar fasciitis. Despite the fact that, if any of my patients were to come in complaining of similar symptoms, I would tell them not to run for at least a week and/or until the pain had subsided substantially.
Because I am a super-genius.
Anyhow, after I hobbled around yesterday morning on a heel that sent up blades of pain every time I stepped on it, I decided that maybe I’d take a break from running. I’ve foolishly run through pain in the past and exacerbated otherwise minor injuries in my shins and knees, so why should my foot be any different? Thankfully (*knocks vigorously on wood*), I usually recover pretty quickly when I take the advice I give everyone else, so I’m hopeful that a brief break will be enough to counter the effects of my stupidity.
Which brings us to this week’s question — what have you done/do you do against your own best judgment? What do you insist upon doing even though your better instincts tell you not to? Bonus points if it’s something that runs counter to the professional advice you would give to anyone else.