Being over 40 and working out has its challenges. One of those challenges is getting in good enough shape to actually get in shape. I love to learn things the hard way. Not really. It just always seems to work out that way. I have not done any real exercise since I was in junior high. That’s right. Junior high!!! I don’t know how I have done such a good job of avoiding it but here I am.
Since I have started to “get healthy”, I have injured my hip, knee, ankle, toe and shoulder. Did I stretch, sometimes. Did I overdo it, of course I did. I want to hurry up and get on with the feeling better and being healthy. I am not the type of person who is patient. I’m over 40 for goodness sakes, I gotta get going on this. I love to run, but so far running has not loved me. Despite injuries, I am going to keep on, keeping on. Until I break a hip or actually can run further than to the mailbox.
I never understood people working out and loving it. For the first time in my life, I am discovering what that means. Injuries or not, I am going to keep going to the gym, lifting weights, jogging and running. I am going to try to do my first 5K in August. That is my goal, to do the whole thing without walking. Hopefully I have run out of leg to injure. I’m kidding, of course I haven’t run out of leg to injure. I have learned a little patience and that stretching is important. Seriously, stretching is important. Take it from someone who loves to learn the hard way.