What I’ve Learned Running
I’ve been running for 15 years and during those years I’ve learned a lot about running, and even more about myself. I do some of my best thinking while I run and I’ve written lesson plans, drafted blog posts, processed some of my biggest decisions and reflected on life during runs through the years. So I thought I would pass along some of the things I’ve learned about running and a few of the things I’ve learned while running…and I hope you feel inspired to head out for a run today! Or at least a walk 🙂
* Running in the morning sets the tone for the whole day. If I run in the morning I feel like I can conquer anything. If I don’t run, I feel sluggish and less motivated.
* You’d be hard pressed to find a form of therapy that is cheaper than running! Lace up your shoes, hit the road and you’ll feel the stress leave your body!
* Running is mental. Most of the time I want to stop running mentally long before I physically need to stop running.
* If you’re not sure if you’re in the mood for a run, commit to running at least 10 minutes. Chances are you won’t stop at 10 minutes and by the time you finish your run, you’ll be glad you did it.
* Running can be about so much more than just you hitting the pavement. Run with a group and encourage others along. Run for a cause and make those miles count. Find ways to make running bigger than you.
* Running can help build relationships. If you have a common goal of completing a certain distance or crossing the finish line of a particular race, the community you are able to build with each other is amazing!
* It’s a whole lot easier to run when you’re behind a good looking guy…just keepin’ it real with y’all, so if you know any single guys who are runners, let me know 😉
* My body is capable of a whole lot more than I think. As I crossed the finish line of my first race I realized that my body was stronger than I thought possible and I looked forward to seeing what my body could do next.
What do you love about running? What have you learned about running or about yourself while running?
Ok, so I’m pretty sure I just woke up the whole house reading about running behind a hot guy. But it’s SOOOO true.
Totally true! But not everyone is willing to admit it!
Kels @ Blonder Side of Life
I love running and it’s been so hard for me to take time off so my knee can recover a bit. Great lessons learned 🙂
Having to take a break during an injury is not easy!
I’m with you on this one! Running has saved me lots of money in therapy! 😉 But really though, there is just something about hitting the pavement that calms my stressed-out mind.
It really is so calming…I can have a really crappy day and after I run a few miles I feel so much better and more relaxed!
Thanks for sharing!! I have been running off and on for a few years…but starting today my husband and I are planning to run together every day this week…then in subsequent weeks 2-3 times a week. I am both excited and nervous. 😉
-Bonnie, stopping by from the SITS Girls