The Gallery: Health and fitness

I don’t make new year’s resolutions to get fit and healthy. I’m pleased to say I don’t need to, because health and fitness is a way of life for me. I’m not ‘good’, it’s just the way I am.

I’ve never in my life been inside a gym and I don’t intend to. I train in nature’s own gym (OK, it’s more like nature’s own council estates and industrial estates, but you know what I mean). Running is all I need to keep me fit and healthy in body and mind. There is no better feeling than going for a run and it is a feeling which lasts all day. On the days when I don’t run, I walk. Which is very nearly as good and you don’t have to change out of your sweaty things afterwards.

I eat pretty healthily too. Again, it’s not because I’m good so much as I like healthy food. I don’t juice stuff or go to extremes and I don’t deny myself anything I want (as anyone who has ever seen me consuming Green & Blacks will confirm). I just eat normal food, which happens to be quite healthy. As with the running, I know it makes me feel better in myself.

Right now, I’m not looking too healthy. I seem to have had one minor health blip after another. But I’m still fit and I’m still running.

This photo was taken in healthier times – straight after the Cheltenham half marathon last year. I don’t look beautiful or glamorous. I look better than that. I look fit, healthy, strong and happy, which is the very best way to look.

Selfie, Half marathon, Fitness, Running, The Gallery

I wrote this post in response to a prompt on The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to see how others have interpreted the theme ‘health and fitness’.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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19 Comments

  1. Oh Amen to that my friend. You look EVEN better than fit and healthy, you look happy too 😉

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    • Thanks very much! Something about running 13 miles (and beating your personal best dramatically!) makes you happy!

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  2. You look proud to be so healthy and fit – pretty inspiring I think!

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    • Thanks very much! I just really love running 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. That’s a brilliant campaign!

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  3. The bit about the gym – I hear you! The bit about way of life – I hear you!

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    • Thanks very much! The gym just doesn’t appeal to me at all, so I’m glad I’m able to run and don’t need to go there!

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  4. Fantastic post and such a great photo. Just thinking about running makes me break into a sweat.

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    • Thanks very much! Running is great. Lots of people who don’t want to do it end up getting addicted!

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  5. Totally agree with you! I’d rather look healthy and feel good about myself cause when you look and feel like that, well that is just beautiful.

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    • Thank you! That’s very true 🙂

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  6. Hope you get over the health blips and feel so much better very soon. Good on you for still getting out there all the same and hope some sunshine spring weather starts to greet you soon x

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    • Thanks very much! I am hanging on in there for the spring to make me all better. That and some strong antibiotics! But I’m still running, nothing can stop me! x

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    • Thanks very much! You’ve got to be happy after completing 13 miles in your best ever time, haven’t you? 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. I think once you start exercising, you learn to love it. x

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