As I have mentioned before, I started my journey as an athlete, with running. Despite the many aches and pains it brought me, in a lot of ways it took many of my inner hurts away. I used to love to run. It wasn't long though, before I got my first bike and started commuting to work on her. A few seasons later, and I had made the transition. I could tell because occasionally I would go for a short jog and I would feel like a wounded gimp for the next 3 days! I didn't have those running muscles anymore. lol
Running really hurts my back. The joy that running has brought me has always been worth the pain though. I haven't felt much joy yet on my runs though... Pain, yes. Joy, not so much.
Headed to the pool now.