Running After 50

I was out for a summer run the other morning and realize that my pace has slowed. At first I wondered if I was tired, lazy or simply getting older. As I continued to put my five miles in I began to think about the benefits of exercise in general. Here’s what I came up within 42 minutes.

  1. It ain’t easy to get a workout in ‘cause sleeping is so cozy.
  2. It’s difficult to stay in shape at any age ‘cause great tasting food that isn’t so good for us is EVERYWHERE!
  3. The wind is from the north and I’m cold. Should have worn more gear. Now in my 3rd mile- Wait I’m warming up now!
  4. I have some friends with some major weight issues. I don’t, cool!
  5. I hope that guy with the mean dog controls him better so he doesn’t lunge at me again. Why is he yelling at the dog? It’s his job to control Cujo!
  6. One more mile. Glad I got another run in. What’s for lunch? What’s for dinner? Did I call that client back? Did I brush my teeth? Stupid driver!
  7. Home. Feeling good. Time to shower and log on. Did I eat enough before I ran? Don’t forget to drink water. Gotta walk the dog. Repeat in two days!