Hello from Australia
- Well, it took a few reminders, but I finally joined the group last
month... and this month (a few minutes ago) I actually sent my
first posting. After "lurking" for a while, and reading everyone
else's inspiring postings, I finally remembered to do what so
many people (well, three or four... OK, two!) keep asking me to
At the moment, I'm thinking about running. For years, I've been
one of the best in my centre... not at running, but at devising
excuses NOT to run. I would refuse to do a two-mile run because
I'd had a cold two weeks ago and should rest in case I was still
recovering, or avoid a 10km race because it was on a Sunday
and that's ayurvedically the worst day for me to run, don't you
know? (OK, I never used THAT excuse, but my real excuses
weren't much better.)
The good news: now, I really, really love running! With the NY
marathon coming up next month, I want to do a 10km, scenic run
every day! Lethargy? No way! I feel like running from the moment
I wake up...
Except for one thing: I'm injured. This time it's true! I've had a
nasty knee injury for the past year. A chiropractor has told me to
rest easy, but I'm still not recovered - because, well, I'm NOT
resting easy! Whenever it feels marginally better, I go out for a
long run and damage it again!
"Get to the point!" I hear you ask (which is surprising, because
you're probably on the other side of the world and I imagine you
don't shout so loudly). The thing is, I'm really looking back on the
times when I was perfectly fit, but was using all those excuses
so I could sit around doing nothing. Now, I have the perfect
excuse - and I don't want it!
I realise that all opportunities are valuable, and should be used
to make the best progress. I promise myself that, once I'm
recovered, I won't be lazy again!
(Whenever that happens, feel free to remind me that I said so...)