Overcoming health challenges requires a resilient spirit and a sustainable wellness strategy. From volunteer-based Parkrun participation to innovative at-home workouts and embracing the power of slow jogging and kettlebell swings, this journey is about redefining fitness post-illness through adaptable, enjoyable, and life-enhancing activities.
As a mod of the r/SlowJogging subreddit, I’ve been a slow runner for decades. But in 2017, I stopped running altogether. I gained weight and lost my fitness. But in the last couple of years, I’ve lost over 50 pounds and returned to slow jogging. I’m so proud and amazed at how much better I feel.
Embracing slow jogging with a twist, I ventured out with a lightly loaded Agilite assault pack. The experience was both enlightening and unexpectedly rewarding.
This article unravels one runner’s journey of self-discovery and comfort, from struggling in a size 13 Nike Pegasus to finally finding bliss in a size 14. A homage to the Nike Pegasus series and the evolution of the beloved “Pegs”.