At age 67, I had the realisation that I was on the cusp of "losing it" - not that I had ever had much of "it" - but still, looking around me at my contemporaries, I could see that they had definitely "lost it" !!!
So- I asked myself - "what is it you want to do???" I thought - - "everybody should be able to walk 5 klms and be able to RUN 1 klm!!!!" I really knew that I could still walk 5k ( if I got my act into gear!) - but that running 1K was a definite pipe-dream which I could for now put onto the back burner until I could in fact easily walk 5k.
3 years and approx 2500 klms later - 2500 klms of running and run/walking - 2 half marathons , 3 x10K "races" and 66 parkruns - I have to say now that I can quite easily run 1klm :)))
Not sure where I go to from here!!!