I completed Havant Park Run this morning - I'm still only able to walk the course. Once again I've been surprised by the warm welcome and support from other runners.
I've learned a lot by mixing with runners. The biggest life lesson is that they all find it hard as well. They find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Dislike running in the rain. You can hear the pain as they run. Most of the people I have spoken to have told me it took a long time to build up their fitness levels and stamina. It's easy to think when you are over weight to believe that slim equals fitness. It so it's refreshing to realise that it isn't easy for anyone.
Be kind we are all fighting our own battles
I feel a bit better today because I was disappointed by my progress during the week. Yes I've started yoga again which is good, but I didn't do as much as I hoped. Next week I've arranged to go to a dance class with a friend. I would ideally like to start walking the park run circuit during the week to get my fitness levels up. Plus it would be nice to do it without worrying about time or the helpers standing around.
So mentally up beat and positive which is great news after having a couple of really down days mid week.
Bad news, can't get my jeans on my knee is so swollen!
And I'm very worried by the way when exercise comes in - writing goes out.