Funny thing happened yesterday, spending time near downtown Philadelphia...second time in as many weeks.
Someone said to me "I am late to this place because the GPS took me the wrong way".
It made me reflect on my patients comments, sometimes feeling helpless with joint pain. This is found in comments they have such as "I now have a high sugar count and have gained weight because I can't exercise".
Truth is, the driver of the car was not forced to drive that way. A voice in a box simply told them turn right, possibly against their own intuition.
If your joint pain is keeping you from running, don't let it get the best of you. Find ways to strength train with lighter weights, more reps, keeping your heart rate up. Find ways to eat better, less frequent, or less volume.
Like the GPS voice, the appeal of the mass marketing (Burgers, Fries, Soda, Beer, Ice Cream) voice will tell you one thing, but let your intuition take you the other way.
Always let your intuition win.