It’s been over 3 years since I’ve ran seriously. Lack of motivation? Some, but mostly the nagging voice in the back of my head;
“Why bother? You’re getting older. Your knee will probably start giving out just when you start seeing progress, then you’ll get angry > depressed > defeated again. Just stay on the couch and save yourself the agony.”
The voice is not lying. But the fact of the matter is, I love running and it helps me keep my weight under control.
Back in the day, I ran almost all distances – 5k, 10k, half marathon, 30k – but never did a full marathon. My goal is to run the Niagara Falls International Marathon on Oct 20 2019 so this gives me just shy of 1 year to get ready.
I just got a new pair of running shoes – Brooks Ghost 11 – and plan to start off slowly. Mostly walking for the first couple weeks, then slowly add run/walks. Proper stretching is also key.
Time will tell.