Hello folks- my first post here. I’m only in week 1 and am going to ‘fess up that I deeply dislike running! However, cos of how my body is this is one form of exercise that may be open to me. I have chronic pain in my hands which means anything that involves upper body - including would you believe Tai Chi (hand waving), swimming (resistance of the water), cycling (holding handles) etc etc isn’t an option. Even clenching my fists running can be a trigger.
However - I wanted to write a positive note to start and ask you what you’ve seen running that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Because I don’t like running (did I say that? ) and my body won’t let me set goals (can’t use willpower to over ride body) I need other,maybe less tangible rewards to keep me interested.
So last night, in the dark, I was running (well, walking- running it’s only wk1 !) past a lake in a nearby park. The moon was almost full and as clear as could be, the lake was glittering with the moonlight and it was absolutely delightful. As I ran around the lake the moon shifted, so that the water at the edge of the lake was caught in a line of silver. Magical.
I wouldn’t have seen this otherwise.
So inspire me with your moments of gorgeousness!