What is it that we enjoy that can help get us physically moving? Whatever our age physical activity is important. We need balance in our lives to be healthy. If we are thoughtful and moderate we can make time for all the things that keep us balanced. Work, play, intellectual stimulation, aesthetic experience, emotional fulfillment are all important. We are being pulled in so many directions. Balance and time management can make it possible for us to care for ourselves.
I’ve never been very athletic, but when I look back at my youth if I had it to do again, track would be the one sport that I would have loved. I was always thin and fast when it came to running. I did start jogging for a while in my 30’s until I tripped on a bad sidewalk in
For four years before we moved to
A friend of mine Chris Dula wears the finger shoes for walking/running. I was intrigued with these because I have bunions and the beginning of other foot difficulties inherited from my mother. I wondered if they would be helpful to me, so I bought some this summer. I was amazed how it lessened the pain of walking. Walking shoes always hurt my bunions. These did not.
One day, I was feeling a lot of energy and thought I might try and run a little bit. You should have seen the look on Scout’s face when I began to run/jog. She actually smiled….OH, SHE LOVED IT! Would you believe, I could only run 3 minutes. My breathing was awful and I was weak. This is after walking for a year on these trails. Well, I ran daily for 3 minutes until it became comfortable, then I went to 5 minutes. Soon it was 10 then 15, 20 and 50 minutes. It was wonderful. My feet hurt at 50 so, I went back to less. I don’t run every day…I am carefully monitoring my feet and how I feel. Scout really enjoys it and is a very happy dog when she can run.
Who would have ever thought I’d be able to run again? Not me. I may not be able to do it for long, but I love it and when I am not able to run you will definitely find me walking. Just want to keep moving while I am able! So, what might be fun for you? What physical sport/activity would get you moving and energized? I encourage you to give it a try and keep trying! Thanks for stopping by…Keep on keeping on!!! Until next time…Peace, Jeanne