4. Ignore Pain

There’s a big difference between running through a side stitch because you forgot to eat your banana, and running through an intense, horrible pain because you think you can just push through it. Pain is your body’s way of telling there’s something wrong, and intense pain is your body’s way of telling you to stop, NOW. Ignore that pain, and you’ll risk compounding whatever injury is causing it. Listen to your body, especially about pain.