An old school mate of mine, now a friend on Facebook, asked for running advice! Advice from me? I’m just an old running grandma. But then, she is probably a grandma, too, and we have our own little concerns when it comes to taking up hobbies like running. What if it hurts? What if I can’t do it? What if somebody sees me and thinks, “What is that old lady doing?” What if it kills me!
I’m grateful she felt like she could ask and that I would have something to offer. I’m grateful that I did have some bits of wisdom I have accumulated since beginning to run 4 ½ years ago. Here are a couple of them.
- Just start – Even if you only go a few hundred yards that is farther than you ran yesterday.
- Good Shoes – A must!
- Running buddies – There is nothing more helpful.
- Music – If there are no running buddies to be had.
- RICE – Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation.
Question: Have you been able to offer advice and encouragement to someone because you have already travelled the road? How did that make you feel?
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