WARNING – Exercise is dangerous…
Exercise is dangerous and you need to be warned.
I am NOT joking here.
You may be injured and you may even die.
I completed the Noosa Triathlon and had the unfortunate experience of being on the triathlon course running my 10kms to the finish, only to hear ambulance sirens, see a man laying down on the pavement ahead of me and then read in the paper the next day that a man died with a heart-attack on the run leg.
It – is – dangerous.
I was reminded (and frustrated this morning) by this.
I’m a sook…and knew it was going to be a *cold* morning in Brisbane (a freezing 8 degrees!).
So, I decided to head out for a walk BEFORE the Sun came up as I know the temperature drops on sunrise. I don’t know how, but I just know.
5:45am…beanie on head, socks covering hands and Gen rugged up we hit the pavement in slight darkness.
(oh and if you are wondering why I would decide to be heading out so early, don’t ask me, ask Gen why she decided to start her day at 4:45am!)
Walking, warming up the body.
Walking, hearing the first sounds of the day.
Walking, and there’s a hill.
Huffing, puffing, glad to feel I’m working.
Heading home, the end is near….until the pram hits the curb, I stumble and my pubic bone decides to *twinge!*. (For those of you that don’t know I’m 6months pregnant, which means the hormone “relaxin” is going crazy in my body allowing things to move that normally don’t!)
I knew straight away that it wasn’t good and immediately slowed my pace as I cursed my way inside.
I’ll be resting tomorrow morning to see if there is a need for a physio visit – remember it’s dangerous.
But really, let’s think about it for a second.
If we don’t move, don’t have a go, don’t get “out there”….and fill out life with stuff, memories, stories and chapters…
What is the alternative?
I guess you can stay the same.
More of what you already know and feel everyday.
How’s that going for you?