What is pain? Pain is something that can numb you from the reality of life. Keep you focus on something else other than your worries and sadness. Pain distracts you, keeps you from thinking about what always pops into your mind. Pain is something that I see “House” uses to numb himself to enable him to be able to be the doctor that he is. Maybe pain is what I need, and that is why I am pushing myself physically. Feeling the ache of my body after running does distract me, maybe that is what I want, what I need.