Twenty One Days
It is Saturday and I just came in from a 7-mile run. That makes 17 miles for this week and 57.5 miles for the month so far. Not bad. As I was finishing up, it dawned on me that in the ten years that I have been running I have never suffered a serious injury. Any injury for that matter. That is a real blessing.
I am not the fastest runner and I have never run a full marathon. My first half marathon was also my last. I enjoy running. It is a great form of exercise, but I am not out here trying to break records and have long running streaks. I just want to be consistent and stay healthy. Right now, my exercise schedule is running on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; I do a little strength and yoga on Sunday and I rest on Monday and Wednesday. I would like to one day get back in the gym to lift heavy weights, but I am in no hurry.
As I journey to 56, I know that consistency is key. I don’t have anything to prove to anyone and this way of thinking has kept me healthy and injury-free. Thank God.