I’ve just read several post about people using the treadmill because they lack confidence to be out side ‘being seen’.
It rather amuses me to think that it is preferable to be seen by a large number of very fit people dressed in Lycra upping their PBS in a small often sweaty noisy environment than to be outside being seen by sedentary people in cars, walkers dressed comfortably and people in their houses looking out of the window. Does it really matter what either of these groups think? You don’t know them they don’t know you and this is a personal goal not a public declaration.
Recently whilst in a car with three others all of us well past 60 and 70, my friend looked out of the window and said oh look all the wrinklies are out. I was inscensed by her remark . Oh! As opposed to sitting in a car like us grey haired oldies? You see people are keen to look out at others and pass comments whilst forgetting who they are.
So please whatever your size, age,hair, colour,fitness level, get some attitude. I think you will never find that anyone who is doing something active passes these comments only the wishful couchies murmuring criticisms and doubt.
Happy running all — lecture now over