Forgiveness for our setbacks is one of the most important gifts we can give ourselves as runners, but it’s also one of the most difficult parts of our training. For me, it helps to remember that I run because I want to be a better person, not just a faster athlete, and the person I want to be loves herself and prioritizes her physical and mental well-being.
– Cinnamon, Salty Running
(source: Calming Manatee)
The sun is out & the weather is warming up, so I’m challenging myself to be a better blogger & get back to a regular exercise routine. For the month of April I will be blogging daily & taking a walk. I currently feel like arthritis has taken over my body, so gentle daily exercise is especially important now.
I have been very irregular with getting my exercise in for a the last few months (okay, several months), so this article from Cinnamon over at Salty Running seemed apropos. We all have setbacks, & beating yourself up over it does nobody any good, least of all you. So be gentle, be forgiving, & be inspired to keep trying.
There is a Japanese proverb that fits here: “Fall down seven times & stand up eight.”