I’ve gone running a total of two times since Halloween 2020. A year ago I was running pretty much daily.
Both runs were so painful they necessitated a social media post.
From February 19
I’m happy to report I got out there and ran this morning. In the rain. With achy joints. And an occasional bad word sprinkled in here and there. But I got out there. Slow. But done. Hadn’t run since Halloween. And yes, this run was frightful. But, all’s well and the shoes still fit.
From March 22
REPORT: I went out for “a run” today. Ouch. More like a joggle. Word of advice: don’t stop running if you made it a habit. It is hard to restart.
Is joggle even a word?
When it comes to run-jog-limp-waddle, I guess it is.
But, I’m happy I got back out there. Once a month is better than none a month.
Maybe I can break my record of two times in five months? As the author James Clear (Atomic Habits) reminds us, a daily improvement of 1% is still good. Think about how much you can improve over time!
I’m setting my intentions here. Time to break the 5 month record of two runs!
What about you? When is the last time you went out for a run?