Stop or Keep Going?
In running, there are two types of pain.
There’s mental pain. This might feel physical but it’s all in your head. You feel this pain when you begin to reach your mental limits. Here, we want to keep going because overcoming this pain makes us stronger.
Then there’s physical pain. Now we are reaching our physical limits. If you we keep going we run the risk of injuring ourselves, this is when we need to stop or slow down.
Now it’s important to learn to differentiate between the two.
This applies to more than just physical activities but it can applied to mental activities like studying or learning to write as well.