Walking and jogging has great value for me. In the last few years I have put one foot in front of the other many times. I have went far. It is my opinion that if I am to maintain good health overall, including musculoskeletal, I need to set limitations for myself. I use jogging and speed walking to fulfill my requirement of aerobic exercise each week. I use walking in a more relaxed manner to help maintain good emotional health.
- I was accidentally ran over by a car at age three and it damaged my hip area.
- I was extremely overweight for almost twenty years.
- In the last several months I have began experiencing minor pain when running.
- In the last four years I have traveled approximately 16,000 miles on foot.
I take into account what I have read, what I have heard and what I have felt. I listen to my body.
I wish to maintain good cardiovascular health for the remainder of life. Part of the formula for doing that is regular aerobic sessions. My body needs to be in good shape in order to do those aerobic excercises.
I no longer run. It’s a well thought out decision and does not cause me any grief.