There was a short news broadcast today about this guy Jud who is running the length of New Zealand. His motivation was initially just to prove that he could do it. Wow! I couldn’t believe this! It kinda got me thinking about my exercise and running. I have wanted to start running for quite some time now. I can even visualise myself getting up and doing it… somehow I just don’t.
Thing is, I have this strong sense that it is exactly what my body needs to really flush out many of the toxins in my body. I can still see hints of them still sitting in my body. I know it all comes down to good circulation which is controlled by the lymphatic system. The tense shoulders, the ingrown hairs, the liplomas on my legs and the highly frustrating cold feet when I sit still for too long! Though my routine with yoga has been really good, I just know it is somehow not enough. I feel like I need to sweat. Really sweat like you do when you take up running. I feel like I also need the deep breathing and essentially breathing out all the toxins that way too.
Now, I know that I have done heaps in my healing journey. I have cut out so many toxins in my diet, reduced my stress in my life and feel like this is the final step which I haven’t been able to complete. I am not sure why I am struggling with it so much. Perhaps it is because in the past I used to get incredibly sore from exercise. I would get sore from doing too much walking or lifting something too heavy and I guess there is a certain fear that the same will happen. I just don’t want to feel like all this healing that I have done has been for nothing. Like the exercise bit, the running bit is the final test and well… what if I fail? What if the pain is just as bad as it was before?
So, I would like to ask you out there what your experience is with exercise and Endometriosis. Do you exercise regularly? Does it really help heal your Endometriosis? Do you feel better for it or worse? Does it make you sore? Is it something that gets better with time? Does the soreness ease off if we continue with it? Perhaps start off slow?
I know, a heap of questions and I am hoping I get some positive feedback on exercise!
Perhaps my body is not quite ready for running and I might have to look at other forms of “sweating it out” initially but somehow THE RUN is the ultimate test for me. For years I would actually look at people that could run and envy them. I envied them because even if I ran for just 5 minutes, it would make me instantly sore. I know I am not that sensitive now but it is still the ultimate test. To me, THE RUN would prove that I have healed from Endometriosis. I know for many of you, it is pregnancy or simply no pain, but for me it is THE RUN.
I have never understood people’s desire for being super fit or athletic but somehow it all adds up now. I get it because it is really about using our bodies and making them stronger and fitter and ultimately healthier.
So, if you have any experience or would like to share your experience with Endometriosis and exercise, I would love to hear from you!