I hate when people say this. Unless there is an absolutely undeniable medical or physical reason why you can’t run, then it’s simply not true.
We can all run, just ask Terry Fox – now there’s a bloke who could have argued the point and look what he did.
It would be easy to say no and stay on the sofa but we all start somewhere, so whatever your goal, just by having one you are winning. I have covered some good long distances now but I remember battling hard on numerous 5km loops before I finally felt I had it mastered. So to all you runners with the conviction to get out and start running, hang tough – it’s a beautiful thing.
For Easter I’ll return to Massie Bony Mountain Road, a road that has given me a hundred great views, made me question my will to keep running at least as many times, showed me running in 40c heat (because the schedule says so) is naive bordering stupid, seen me chased by dogs, scared by snakes, shocked by kangaroos and terrorised by Magpies! I can’t wait! This 10km out and back is the foundation training upon which all my running has been based and thankfully at its end there is always my mother-in-law’s well stocked fridge.
Find somewhere beautiful to run and run it often.