Did a longer 60 min run this morning on my level ex-rail route, all overgrown and green.
Nice, hot and now feel very headachy ☹️. And I know out of experience, this headache and nausea now will last the day. 😤 I get this sometimes due to my condition, I think. And the heat and length of run have been probably just a bit too much stress for my thyroid to cope. So I still need to experiment a bit with how I manage this, but in this hot weather maybe I should limit myself to 30 min runs.
But I was discussing earlier with hubby when I’d be ready to join some public runs, like Parkrun. And I realised that I may never be ready to do that and that I’m ok with that.
Or rather, I might just prefer joggling on just on my own.
I am a super- slow jogger, which suits me fine having to contend with a Thyroid condition that makes weight-loss really difficult. So my knees have to take a lot of the lifting, and knee strengthening exercises and slow jogging have meant they have been happier since quite a few years.
And when I shuffle along, I feel the bounce, the joy of rhythm. I feel like a runner.
Even though I know I am as slow as other people’s walking speed.
But knowing you are slow and experiencing that you are slow are two different things.
So imagining myself in a Parkrun, straggling along at the end of the crowd, having seen everyone pass me with a bounce and speed that I can only dream of, that might just knock my confidence.
And experiencing how slow I am in comparison to others might just knock not only my confidence but with it possibly my joy of running.
So I think for now and possibly forever, I’ll crown myself the Solo Queen of Slow , and shuffle very happily along alone.
Happy running everyone.