The Running Man
The hill seems to go on forever as I run into the mist. I turn the corner and I know I have the flat road for the next mile or so. The mist hangs over the road and in the field I see shape. My mind goes to ‘The Running Man’ and I hope that ‘Dynamo’ isn’t going to be waiting for me within the fog. Since I discovered I can run and am actually quite enjoying it I seem to have become a bit obsessed. Always thinking of the next time out. Questioning if I should push my distance capabilities or looking at my Runtastic stats to see where I could be improving my time. Even planning runs that are totally out of my capabilities at present. Do all Runners get like this? I feel I can call myself a runner now I’ve happily completed several 3 milers,
I do find it a great time to contemplate and also look at the wonderfully picturesque place I live. I love the part of one route where I come round the corner and can see the bay of our town. I was watching the other day as a cruise liner was leaving the bay I could see it slowing passing one of the inner islands as I was going along the road. People would pay a lot of money for views like that but I can see things like that on most days.
Life is never easy I have many strains upon me of everyday things I need to juggle and basic daily life. I am frequently woken up half a dozen times during the night as my disabled wife needs to be moved so in the day I can be extremly tired but the running the other exercise seems to revitalise me. In some ways that was the problem before as I was looking after my Wife I was putting her first which to me is still the right thing to do. There are though ways of putting other people first and still looking after yourself. Since I have been working on my weight and fitness I have been prioritising myself by looking after myself I am also in reality looking after my Wife. It makes me more able to do my role as her carer and more importantly her Husband and friend. I do hope she notices the difference I think she does but only she knows for sure