I said in my last post I could write at length about each of the bits of life advice I've been contemplating of late, "other people matter" being one of them. I just Googled it. Plenty's already been written.
Threw out my back (for the umpteeth time -- old college injury) in a big way about a month ago. It was terribly painful and I've been working on recovery. Lots of stretching. Lots of core exercising. Lots of all the things that people are supposed to do before exercising that I used to laugh at when I was in my 20s. Got back to running just this week and things are holding up. 18 mins on Sunday. 19 minutes on Tuesday. 20 minutes tonight. Feels like I'm running six minute miles when I'm going, I'm working so hard, but when I look at my smartphone, I'm lucky if I'm running 10 minute miles. Gotta start somewhere. It's been awhile since I've ran regularly. One step at a time. Patience.