Am trying to motivate myself these days to initiate some physical fitness activity, hence writing about jogging. You know its time to resume running when you try to do a few push ups and discover that certain body parts refuse to leave the floor. Michael Johnson, the Olympic gold medal runner went to a club with friends. The bouncer stopped him and said “Sorry mate, no denim“. Michael retorted “Do you know who I am?“. “Then it won’t take long for you to run home and change, will it?” replied the bouncer.
Pheidippides is said to have run 149 miles to carry the news of the Persian landing at Marathon to Sparta in order to enlist help for the battle. It may be that the story of Pheidippides is a myth (if the Athenians wanted to send an urgent message to Athens, there was no reason why they could not have sent a messenger on horseback), yet the myth had legs and was the genesis of the modern marathon.
Jogging is a high impact exercise that puts strain on the body’s joints. I find real running much more rewarding than treadmill. Its a good cardiovascular exercise, and elevates mood levels when sustained over time.