Druid on the Run: Connecting with my Inner Warrior

Well…  it’s certainly been awhile since I posted anything about my fitness goals.  And no, it’s not because I’ve been out running marathons, too busy to write!  Quite the opposite in fact…

The reasons are varied.  Late August became very hot.  Hubby and I want to run together but our desire peaked at different times.  Work started and our schedules are very different.  By the time he comes home and we finish dinner, it’s dark out.  Now there’s snow in the mix…

It’s so easy to make excuses, isn’t it?

At first it was easy to get down on myself, which made me even more depressed about exercise.  Then I realized I shouldn’t think of myself as a failure.  Life is full of challenge and this is one of mine.  I would only be a failure if I gave up entirely – but I haven’t!  I’m picking myself up and trying again! It’s what a warrior would do, right?

Now, winter might not be the best time for running (as a noob) given the hazards, but walking isn’t out of the question – especially when the chill is mild.  And although I try my best to shop local and mindfully, we went to the mall recently for a clothing purchase.  While there, we took advantage of it and had a pleasant stroll!  I’m also attempting to get back into my on-again off-again hobby of belly dance.  It’s quite taxing on the muscles when one hasn’t done it for awhile!  I couldn’t finish the workout and my arms and legs hate me right now.  But it’s a start and I’m proud for taking that step!

The point is that I’m trying!  Somewhere inside of me, there’s a little warrior woman cheering me on and making me do this.  I have to!


Published by M. A. Phillips

An author and Druid living in Northern NY.

3 thoughts on “Druid on the Run: Connecting with my Inner Warrior

  1. Reminds me of a quote I saw yesterday…”Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher

    Don’t forget about yoga – very good for your body and muscles! Find your peaceful warrior, LoL!

  2. Winter is a good time to build a foundation of good health, like planting seeds, the harvest comes in nine months later.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: