It's been a long winter, but we survived and things are going to be better because of it! That is how I often feel about running. When I wrote The Hard Run: Painful Lessons for a Running Granny, I had the theme of endurance in mind. What do we endure that we should not? What do we endure because it makes us better? What do we endure because it enhances our life experience? It is with those thoughts in mind that I have compiled the following Discussion Questions. You might ask yourself these questions as you read the book or after you have completed it. My hope is that the book helps clarify the kinds of things you do that are bad, good, or simply part of mortality. If you need to read the book, you can find it HERE or on Amazon.
The Hard Run: Painful Lessons from a
by Carol M Green
identify a painful or damaging experience that you wish you would have had the
wisdom or courage to end or exit?
something that you are doing today that is hurting you physically, emotionally,
ever endured something, only to learn the experience was unnecessary? Did you
choose that painful experience?
ever chosen to go through something particularly difficult knowing that in the
end the reward will be worth the discomfort along the way?
your greatest accomplishment or source of joy. Did you obtain it without some
sort of sacrifice?
ever joined another person on his/her difficult journey only to discover that
your life has been enriched by the new association or bond that you have built
with that individual?
you experienced pain or discomfort as a direct result of a joyful experience?
Would you choose to endure that same discomfort again to receive joy?
What is the
most difficult thing you have done in your life?
How did you
grow or choose not to grow through that experience?
What is one
thing you have learned through painful experiences?
As always, I welcome feedback. Please leave your comments below!
Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!