Sunday, 25 March 2012

Keep Going

It has been another busy weekend on the exercise front! Yesterday it was a 2 hour run in the hills and today a 90 km [55 mile] cycle.

Contrary to what most people think I don't always love exercise and sometimes I struggle to get out. Having said that I try not to think too much about it because if I did I no doubt could sometimes come up with all kinds of excuses!

My success in running through the years is a result of a desire to challenge myself and see what I can achieve. To remove all limitations and strive to be the best I can be.

As passing years slow me down I hold on to the belief that if I keep going with my exercise each day I will be a better me!

I challenge anyone who has found excuses not to exercise to make a commitment to do something every day to improve the quality of their life.

Me on the left with my Wellington Harriers Team at Shaw Baton Relays - Battle Hill

I don't have to decide daily to exercise as I made that decision over 30 years ago and now I merely Keep Going!

You've Run Your Race

You know where you're going...roads lead to Rome
They've guided you forward and brought you home
Stealthily onward...on your own
Resolute confidence...nurtured and grown

You've run your race...determined you face
The paths ahead with poise and grace

No turning back...fixed straight ahead
Eyes focused and steady...firm steps you tread
There's nothing to say...that hasn't been said
You've risen above the lowly and scared


Many the knocks...some powerful blows
Been on the ropes...put on a show
Not out for the count...kept on your toes
Bounced back...attacked...towering you rose


We stop and admire...we honour...proclaim
Upright in stature...proud in name
Never the matter what game
Head held high...not drooped in shame



Lea said...

You are certainly extremely dedicated, committed and a great example to others. You should feel very proud of yourself!

Valerie said...

I wish I had your commitment. I suppose I did have it once (keep fit and yoga) but as the years went by I gave up.

Ellie said...

I wish I had your commitment too. Over the years I have sometimes stuck to exercise but eventually fall by the wayside.
Now I really need to do something - feeling really unfit at the moment.
My friend and myself have decided to start walking every day first thing in the morning. It might not be much but it's a start.

blackhuff said...

Isn't it great that once you have made that decision, that one just keep going with it? I think it's fabulous :)

Anonymous said...

Will you certainly kept me going on sunday. I ended up with a 28.7 per hour. I think that is even faster than when we have been with a bigger group. It was a good ride. Thanks.