A tense evening and the tension still there at the start of the morning, I had a heavy run in mind. I’m acutely aware that one of my knees feels a bit sore and I seriously considered not going out today. Perhaps an extra days rest would be better. But I had a feeling that the tension at the start of the day needed to be let out. And that knee had a tendency long before I started running. So I get my knee support on because I need the headspace!
I chose a beautiful guided run with soft gentle classical music that was just what the Dr ordered. Talk about letting go! Not about the distance or the time, just being in the moment and appreciating the ability to run! That is some gift.
I had a moment thinking about how far off I was from 5k and I thought “Well, you are almost 50 what do you expect?” and not long after, I saw a gentleman run past me, much older, definitely much more toned.... fit 😱 and he glided by so perfectly gracefully. A true vision. It did remind me, running is whatever you want it to be for you, whenever you want it to happen. Thank you, that mystery man!
I did 3.5k today at Lydiard Park and you know what? I’m happy with that. Because if I had stayed at home, I would have done 0k and I may not be so happy at the end of the day!
I was captured by this tree on my run and thought I’d post it! It looked strong and noble, but I’m sure it has taken a long time to get there! Maybe I will too, but it will be worth it!
Happy running is the best! Enjoy! ❤️