This is so important.
I was never a runner. I hated running. I was one of those people who only ran “if a bear was chasing me”.
Then I got MS. Now I can’t run. Physically can’t. I don’t have the balance required. My muscles can’t move fast enough. I have foot drop, which means I trip over my own toes while walking, much less running. My muscles can’t react fast enough to cushion the blows of the foot strikes - try running without bending your knees and you’ll see what I mean.
I often say that if I magically gained back the ability to run, I’d go full-tilt until I collapse. I can’t run with my daughter, and that kills me.
So if you can run, do. You never know when you won’t be able to ever again.
Reblogging for this message.
reblogging because reasons. my cousin has ms, and she’s completed many marathons. she is part of my inspiration to run (2 of my other cousins have invisible illnesses, and they do 5k’s). if my cousin, who lives and runs every day with ms, can run 26.2 freaking miles for fun, what’s my excuse not to finish half that?
When the coach says optional practice