I am a ChiRunner. But my running has suffered for nearly a year due to allergies and asthma. I shouldn’t live where I do. But I must. So I try to adjust my diet and medication. I think I have the right combination now.
But I am deconditioned.
So, I’m trying to use gradual progress, as I teach it in my ChiRunning workshops. I go out 5 mornings/week to run, whether I feel like it or not. And in these past few weeks I’ve doubled my daily mileage–although it’s still less than half what I used to do.
But that means I’m half-way to my previous level!
Some days, it feels absolutely fabulous. Other days, I think I’m wasting my time…until I remember how important it is to keep taking one step at a time. Just put one foot in front of the other.
So even if it doesn’t feel perfect, I know it counts. It gets me closer to my goal. It confirms that I’m on my way. And sometimes that’s the most important thing!