This is so important.
I was never a runner. I hated running. I was one of those people who only ran “if a bear was chasing me”.
Then I got MS. Now I can’t run. Physically can’t. I don’t have the balance required. My muscles can’t move fast enough. I have foot drop, which means I trip over my own toes while walking, much less running. My muscles can’t react fast enough to cushion the blows of the foot strikes - try running without bending your knees and you’ll see what I mean.
I often say that if I magically gained back the ability to run, I’d go full-tilt until I collapse. I can’t run with my daughter, and that kills me.
So if you can run, do. You never know when you won’t be able to ever again.
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