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.
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’.