These feet just want to hide themselves away and not face their fears.
These feet used to feel like running belonged to them. Now they feel like it is a complete unknown.
These feet feel pressurised by those around them. By those going faster, by those going longer.
These feet feel the weight of the achievements of others. Secret challenges and not so secret challenges, these feet feel like they aren’t doing enough.
These feet just keep on plodding. That’s all they’ve done for four years.
These feet had looked forward to marathon training all summer long, now they approach it with fear and trepidation.
These feet have had a tough few weeks. Unfinished parkruns, avoided outings. They’ve been too scared to run long, too nervous to join friends.
These feet need to remember what they are good at.
These feet need to know that what they can do is enough.
These feet want to learn to love running again.
These feet know that anything is possible.