Along with Dr. Dan Gillis, Danny Williamson is the co-founder of Farm To Fork. Working together with students from the University of Guelph and local stakeholders, the project’s goal is to change the way we think about the emergency food system by creating a direct link between donors and emergency food providers. The project has garnered interest from Berlin to Kentucky and is currently trying to crowdsource much needed funds.
All Things Reconsidered
If you’re like me, you started May Health with all the vim and vigour you could muster. It was going to be an all-out, 31-day, adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride of awesomeness. You wanted everyone to know. You wanted everyone to be impressed by your ambition. I know I did. I was going to run 100 kilometres in May.
And then, as they say, things happened. Some hip soreness and a week out of province slowed me down. In fact, it became pretty clear pretty quickly that I was going to struggle to reach my goal unless I stepped up my game or changed my goal.
After talking it through with my favourite chiropractors/May Health gurus, I decided to rethink my goal. Instead of trying to run every day for the rest of the month to meet my goal (and likely hurt myself in the process), I decided to incorporate some long walks into my exercise regiment. I also made an agreement with myself that we’d both take it easy if we didn’t make it to a hundred kilometres.
The moral of the story, friends, is that being healthy isn’t about achieving a number. If meeting a goal contributes to worse health through illness and injury, it’s not a very good goal, is it? Being healthy is about about choosing healthy attitudes and actions – ones that work for you.
So, good luck with your May Health goals. Just don’t let them define your health.