I run a bit, walk a lot and use online challenges to keep myself inspired, some involve a fee and I get a medal and a neck buff when I finish, some are free but none are races. Fairly recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis and following lots of reading here and elsewhere I see that strengthening joints is pretty important so I have added yoga and weight lifting (nothing heavy as I'm 73 this year!) exercises to my regime.
But the best addition is Qigong (think Zsheegong) - it's a bit like Thai Chi. I found a free online class run by someone who understands limitations of movement so it is very gentle but very effective. She does a sitting version but sometimes if I'm in pain I do the other classes sitting down as well and adapt the movements to what I am able to do that day. I've done the class once a week for about 6 weeks now and can feel the difference, I am more flexible and my breathing has improved as well as my sense of well being but best of all I think that moving more is helping my pain levels.
It's probably not for everyone but I thought I'd mention it in case it helps someone.
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