Starting Jogging

 Starting Jogging

 

At first it can be intimidating

Starting jogging

You see everyone else faster, fitter, further.

But just like each run.

One step at a time.

From the breathless, pain filled body you too can climb.

From one minute to one mile to one hour.

Keep on running. Keep on moving.

Constantly improving.

Some are running flat out.

Others are running with with fat out.

Some in designer sportswear. Others in tatty comfort wear.

A first look in the mirror and scold yourself.

What's the point? Red faced. Out of breath.

A few weeks later see yourself again.

That's the point.Looking thinner. Feeling fitter. Feeling better. Feeling well.

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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

those days are long gone, there was a time i could run 10 miles but these days all i can manage to do is walk to the mail box and back. Great write though my friend. Getting old sucks.

God Bless


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks a lot for reading and commenting, vietnamvet68.Your comments are much appreciated. Cheers. Michael.


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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles

I just started running again after many years

I have always been athletic but it's

Still a challenge to begin again -- but I feel great

As soon as I finish this note I will don my

Running attire and head out the door!!

Cheers for the boost this morning!!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Yes there are all sorts of runners out there:) If only the snow could disappear I will be out again dressed as you describe it in a tatty comfort wear! Great poem, I love your style and sense of humor!


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi karengibsonroc, Thanks for reading and commenting on this Hub. Best of luck with your running and glad you got a boost.

Michael.


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi thoughtforce, Thanks for your nice comments here. They are much appreciated. Michael.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Great poem Michael, full of common sense.

I just had key hole surgery in m right knee.

The doctor said NO!

Father time said NO!

The computer said NO!

But the specialist said YES!

So once my crappy virus goes this fifty nine year old will be back in town.

No jogging for me, but plenty of hard running, that i love. Cheers mate


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Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

I hate jogging! Unfortunately, I seem to be quite good at it, ugh. I ran a few years ago, trained for a 10k race with my mum. I enjoyed getting to the finishing line, I can tell you that. But I hate the pain, I hate the jelly legs, hate the sick-to-the-stomach feeling. But then, I do love the sense of achievement, the feeling of wellness and fitness after a few weeks of training, like your piece says. So, I don't really hate jogging - I kind of love/hate it. Training on my own though, just doesn't happen. I need someone to train with otherwise I will just not put those running shoes on.

Your hub describes it perfectly - especially the 'fat out' bit: that's me!

Linda.


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks a lot attemptedhumour. much appreciated and all the best with your running. Michael.


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Ha Ha. I like your comments here Linda. Running can be a painful thing but there is that sense of achievment that you can get from it as well.

Michael.


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GJ56 5 years ago

I used to love long distance running when I was 18/19, but I'm now 10 years older and the last time I attempted to jog people in front of me were turning round to stare at me because I was breathing so hard! They must of been terrified hearing heavy breathing coming up behind them! Ah well, I'll stick to aerobics these days me thinks lol. Great poem though : )


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Ha Ha. I really like this comment GJ56 with the people turning to stare. Thanks for commenting here. Cheers. Michael.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

I myself love to Walk and I get some of my BEST Thoughts that way to write about...Running just seems like an Accident waiting to happen...but that's me. Wonderful Poem on the subject Michael.


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks a lot for your comments b.Malin. Much appreciated.Michael.

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