Why Do We Run On Fridays?
By Vishwanthar on Inspiration
January 14, 2011
Most of us would have lost the ability to run, for I would love to revive it. For the above stated reason, we have been practicing running at gym for few years. Most of my gym clients who join me on Fridays have very well found their ground back and are far better runners relatively, for most of them when they started sprinting where struggling with the supposed stride to be taken.
On a similar note, I have spoken to an elderly man (64 years old), who frequents the ground more often than us. As we know that some are fit and healthy because they run more frequently, for they treat running to be the means to achieve fitness. I don’t have any qualm against people relying on running to get fit, for it is also one of the best means to achieve fitness. But I am just wary about the redundant nature of the exercise and its supposed repercussion perhaps on the lower limbs. Now, coming back to the discussion about that elderly man, he not only jogs but sprints, which has amazed me. It is heartening to watch him sprint and feel young at his ripe age, for I have seen that running brings back the youth in you.
In addition, I would also wish to share a story, which is in context with the above topic of discussion. I vividly remember this incident which occurred nearby to my native town 20 years before. I was then in high school. From my native town I visited a village where a man named Pidde lived. This man used to visit my town and would perform daily chores whenever he needed money. And during monsoon he would plow his field and grow crops for his living. He had invited my cousin and I to his village. We had been to the riverside to enjoy the village ambiance. All of a sudden it started to rain. Since there are was no shade in the vicinity we had to run for shelter. My cousin and I were running with Pidde, who was at least 30 years older. To our amazement, pidde outran us and continued running for a very long distance, but we both were helpless to keep up with him. That was 20 years ago. Pidde is now more than 60 years old, and he still continues to toil in his field, and enjoys vibrant health even at this age. I can still bet on him that he can out beat many of us even now in running.
So we see that as long as we have practiced any discipline continuously we can enjoy doing that for a pretty long time. And this applies to physical exercise too. Consistency and willingness is what matters the most.