The topic for today’s Tuesdays on the run is The Hardest part about Running.
Running is a constant reminder that I am getting older. And that is hard to accept psychologically. I do not consider myself old (mid forties). And I count my blessings every day that I am healthy and can engage in physical activity. But still.
- I can not run as fast as I used to
- My body needs time before it warms up
- If I don’t warm up and stretch faithfully, my body lets me know
- It takes me longer to recuperate from an intense workout / run
- My times are not improving
Don’t get me wrong. I am very thankful I can run, that I consider myself injury free, and the fact that this body will complete its first marathon in less than 3 weeks. But….when I need to foam roll, stretch, wear compression socks and massage the heck of out of my muscles after a long run, I have to admit that this body needs a bit of TLC as the years pass.
Acceptance is part of getting older and I want to be able to be active until I am 90 years old. So I have learned to be kind to my body, accept my times are what they are, and just give thanks to the body I have and what it can do.
What is the hardest thing about running for you ?