Memory And Pain

Marathon running race, people feet on city roadAccording to this article, when marathon runners are not in pain anymore, they underestimate their memory of pain.

The findings provide the first robust evidence for a relationship between memory of pain and present pain during recall.

How many times have you said “never again” during or immediately after a race only to find yourself signing up again soon afterward?

You’re definitely not alone. I’m guilty too!

But maybe it’s a good thing that we forget pain. After all, if we DID remember fully the pain we were in, women would never go through childbirth more than once!

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