Not Listening πŸ™‰

No Running. I think that is what she meant to say when she gave me the diagnoses of Hip Instability. But she said No LONG Distance running. And for this new marathonista, 1 mile is ….

Oh, don’t look at me like that. You do it too. Your doc says “Your cholesterol is high. You should limit your intake.” You know she meant “of Cholesterol” but she didn’t say it.

We are all kids at heart. Pushing the envelope. Trying to get away with it. But, like mom said … “This will hurt you more than it will hurt me.” Yes, I know, but that’s how my mom said it.

In medicine, we have a medical terminology for Not Listening. It’s called Non-compliance. Being told or otherwise knowing the correct path but not following through can be frustrating to you and to your doctor as well. Why? Because many of our maladies are preventable. And even more can be better managed.

But like me, that run did not hurt. And you cannot feel your cholesterol. So we tend to see no harm.

How will you handle instructions today? I recommend open and frank conversation with your doctor. This way, you are both on the same page.

This post has no affiliation with under armour or Brooks.

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