Today I ran!
Well, I shuffled.....
nope, I ran!
I decided to start my training for Race for Life by walking to the store (about a mile away) and doing some light grocery shopping.
The way to the store is a little footpath lined with bushes and trees, and while I was walking I pondered whether I could still run (I have not run since I had problems with my back in my twenties).
I started with a little gentle shuffle (reminiscent of a marathon runner in the last stretch!), trying to remember what to do with two legs and two arms, my rucksack banging against my back. Then I stopped and walked for a bit. I didn't keel over, so I jogged some more - about a hundreds yards. And stopped to walk again. I did this down the path until I saw the end of the path and ran to the end. By this time I was remembering how to run (isn't it odd how you forget how to run as you get older?) and got some speed up.
Acknowledging my age and physical condition, I decided to be restrained, be content with shuffling/jogging/running 1/4 mile and live to run another day.....