Taking the extra rest day.

Most people who like to workout have athlete brain to some extent. Athlete brain can help us power through tough workouts and muscle soreness, but it can also put us at risk of injury. 

If if you’ve scrolled far enough back in this blog, you’ll find my story of chronic back pain and injury. Part of why my injury became chronic pain was that my symptoms weren’t bad enough to stop me from continuing to train. I didn’t feel any “sharp pains”, more just of an “ache”. So I pushed and continued to train and even compete for 6 months without a change in my symptoms. 

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