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?