Healing When You Get Older – Don’t Give Up

How I sometimes envy youth and the powers of healing!  In the last month, I have been sidetracked, first with foot problems and most recently with a severe upper respiratory infection. How does this happen? I know part of it is from not taking better care of myself. But isn’t that why I’m running? Absolutely! 

The problem when you get older is the fact that your body doesn’t quite have the same magical healing powers as when you’re younger.  Not only that, but sometimes we tend to get hurt a little bit easier.  Our feet don’t quite spring off the ground with the jaunty step of youth.  It’s okay, I have learned to have a great appreciation of being well. 

I’m also not complaining. I feel fortunate to be able to get up every day and attempt this “running thing” that I’m learning to enjoy.  I’m up and about once again after a few mandatory days of bed rest, ready to get up and at ‘em. I know that I may injure quicker and heal slower, but I won’t let that stop me. Armed with the knowledge on the complexity of healing, I’m feeling even more determined to keep up my stride toward a healthy life style. 

What about you?

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2 thoughts on “Healing When You Get Older – Don’t Give Up

  1. I hear you on the older body thing. I started to pay more attention to my body when I turned 50, not because of the age but because of a diagnosis of melanoma. I am also a grandma (Nanny) of 2 girls. Recently divorced after 35 years (ouch I know) and moved from So California to No Wisconsin (home). I am in a relationship with an old high school friend and happier than ever. Running has been an on and off thing since 2009. I do a few 5Ks a year and would love to go to 10K or 1/2 Marathon. Will watch your journey.

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    1. Thanks! You are an inspiration that there is hope! I admire the journey you have been on so far and it sounds like life is getting better and better. Enjoy it, you’ve been through so much and definitely deserve it!

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