Isn’t it just the way, that the moment you rave about something, things can go a little pear shaped? Well I’m afraid that’s what happened with my whole running thing since I posted my running blog!!
It all started going a bit wrong a few months ago when I had a little muscle pull in my thigh. I thought I would take a bit of time out to rest it. But in the meantime a niggle I had in my back turned out to be a silly bulging disk – just wear and tear. So, I’m afraid, for now my Physio and Pilates teacher have both advised me not to run. If all my Pilates stretching works it’s magic, it may be that a later date I can get back to doing a little jogging – fingers crossed!!
But, for the good news – I can still go out for decent paced walks – and I have always loved my walking. As, like running, it clears my head whilst getting a spot of fresh air too! Also, I normally get a smile from a passing stranger and generally a cute bird or squirrel stop’s by to say ‘hello’. The other day was the best when I was out, as this beautiful horse wandered accross the field and up to the fence, letting me stroke it’s head, for as long as I wanted….. totally making my day!!
It’s the little things in life that make me happy. Being able to get out in the open air and exercise – no matter how I do it – and discover beauty in the simplest form is a tonic for my mind, body and soul!!