While a person is sick, even as minor illness as colds and fever, he keeps on making promises that he’ll do things for a better health after recovery.
Exercise, eat healthier foods, avoid junkies.
I have had those promises when severe colds and fever put me to bed for about 3 days.
One of the things I had in mind to make my immune system stronger is to get back in running. The severity of colds that may affect me could be lesser if I have a stronger system.
When I was a teenager, I was an active runner. I forcefully pulled myself out of bed at 5am and started running alone towards the neighboring village where I see other runners..
Since teen-years my running has been very very seldom. There were even several years that I never run.
Recently, I’m trying to get back on running shoes again. I’ve chosen the 3km workout to start with. It wasn’t an easy run as I thought. For a newly comeback runner like me, crossing the 3km finish line is a drudgery.
I felt quitting on my first 500 meters.
Aside from the stronger immune system, the need for a healthier heart for my aging self is giving me a push to finish the run.
I have only 3 runs in total for the time being. Here’s my beginner’s run stat:
Pace 7’54’’ /km
My stat has a slow progress, but my goal is to start easy until I can finish this 3km workout half of its current duration.
(Image credit: “Jogging man by Iwan Beijes, Netherlands)