I went for a run this morning. The sun was shining although the wind still had a bite to it.
Nothing special three miles or so.
Nothing remarkeable about the time – although for me that wasn’t important.
The important thing for me was that I did it at all.
I got into a healthier lifestyle some seven years ago.
Encouraged by my son – a personal fitness trainer – I shed four stone in weight and got into running, weights and boxing.
He had said to me: ” Dad, you’re of an age. You’re overweight. We need to do something about it.”
Since then I have been running regularly. At weekends I would often go out and do around 10 or eleven miles.
About this time last year I was almost home from a five mile run when my hamstring went – badly.
That was the end of my running for almost 12 months. I still went to the gym. I took up swimming instead and have worked hard at a rehab programme to mend my damaged hamstring.
To be honest I despaired of ever running again. At my age injuries take a long time to heal.
But very recently I started to ease myself back into it. Alternating a bit of walking and jogging and gradually building up.
So now I can manage three or four miles again without anything apparently ‘breaking.’
So it is with life in general. Nothing worth having comes easily or quickly. We have to work at it. We have to have a focus and a desired outcome.
We have to have a plan for achieving it and for ‘chunking’ it up into ‘bite size pieces.’
For me is getting back into running hard? Yes.
But I love the ‘loneliness of the long distance runner.’
I love being out in the country lanes in wind, rain, sun and snow.
So the hard work is definitely worth it.
If you have something that you think is worth it. Then it is worth working at and working for.
I’d love to help you achieve it.