The smell of bacon was strong in the cool morning air as two friends and I were on a morning run in Boise. It sure could have been easy to give into our primitive instincts, head back to our vehicles, drive to the nearest IHOP and consume a pound of bacon. We ended up not turning around but kept running only to be hit with the sweet smell of bacon on our way back.
Both running and bacon are good things. So, is there ever a time when bacon should be chosen over continuing to run? As runners, we are tough and want to push through anything....no pain, no gain right? Sometimes while running, our bodies throw out whiffs of bacon in the forms of little aches and pains, tiredness, or severe pain. The question is, when do we give into the whiffs of bacon and stop our run or when is it okay to be tough, ignore the whiffs and continue running?
Take a look at the two articles below to help you make the right decision when you're all of a sudden hit with the smell of bacon.