I know I have not been very active in this team for a while already. I have had too many health issues and other problems and last year I had to make a hard decision. I had to stop long distance running.
9 years ago I was diagnosed with RA. It was hard, but I learned to live with it and for a while was able to continue running, now using the Galloway method. I even ran 2-3 hald marathons per year. But last year I realized something was happening in my body I was overstraining it. Another fall (usually a sign of poor concentration with me), I took a while to get over the injuries and that gave me time to think. I realized the painful days where increasing and my joints where always aching after longer runs. So I made the decision:
I leave long distance running, but will do long walks, I will also continue running on the treadmill in the gym, where I can stop any time. And I will take up golf as a supplement. Even though I will only have time on weekends to play golf, I have been taling lessons for a couple of months and am enjoying myself.
But since I don't run halfmarathons any more I think it is time to leave the team. I continue being active in other teams, so we will still meet.
Thanks for your encouragement & companionship through the years!
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