I’m Training for ‘Life’
I had a message the other day with someone asking me ‘What I was training for’. It was a pleasant and interested message but the implication was because of the milaege I’m putting in I must be training for something specific like a Marathon.
I am training for something specific it’s called ‘Life’. I’ve spent the past 8 to 10 years in a body that wasn’t using a fraction of it’s potential so now my wish is unleash a lot of that. Not because I have some race in my future but because I want to live.
My daily life involves caring for my Wonderful wife she is disabled and ill and has been totally bedbound for the past few years. She puts up with levels of pain I couldn’t even comprehend. At times I’ve felt guilty when I go out for a Run or a Swim. She though on various occasions has told me she loves to see me go and do these things as much as she is sometimes a little jealous she wants me to do these things and in some way not to be as trapped by her body as she is.
So to some it may seem strange that yesterday that I ran 11 miles with no aim other than the fact I could. That’s the type of running I like Running because I can. I’m not saying I wont ever race or do an event but living in the remote area I do there are not many events so my main motivation has to be myself and my life. My main priority is my wife so being fit and able both Mentally and Physically enables me to look after her in the best way I can and help her to live her life.
So I’m training for Life at 45 years of age it’s a bit late but I have a lot of living left and I want to make the most of it.