Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Run While You Still Can

"You Don't Know What You Have Until It's Gone"

A few months ago I injured my knee quite badly ...I could hardly walk let alone run .. .it made me realise that my running days may be over - this got me thinking ....

"There is a time and place for everything"
"Strike while the iron is hot"

If you don't take the opportunity while you can then you may never be able to again. We don't live forever and we deteriorate as we get older ... its just not as easy to do so many things when we are older so its best to do them while we can otherwise we may never get to do them at all or that when we want to do them we find we can't. Its certainly the case that running isn't as easy as walking when you are older so its best to do it while your body is able otherwise the spirit might be willing but the flesh could be too weak.

"Shoulda woulda coulda are the last words of a fool" ~ Beverley Knight

Luckily my knee recovered slowly over several weeks - I took slow careful walks over longer and longer distances and eventually felt confident enough for a short gently jog - my knee was OK and so I started to increase distance again and am able to run again.

It's cold now and for a couple of weeks I have had a chest infection and haven't been running but I'm feeling better now and while its easy to just put things off I am aware that if I don't make the effort and don't do it then it could just fade away.

 I am still able to run so I will run while I still can.

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