the benefits of running
Running…This word used to put dread into my mind every time I heard it, and to be honest it kinda still does! All that came into my mind was ‘I can’t run’ and ‘I’m not a runner’ and so on. Now it's more like 'what if I can't run further than x?'. Running makes me think back to when I was at school and doing the 100m and 400m and remembering how bad I was at them! I was never really the athletic type, I always seemed to come last or nearly last at all these things and quite honestly I never actually enjoyed them.
But, fast forward 10+ years and ask me to go running now and my response will be 'ok, let's give it a go'.
In 2017 I ran the Yorkshire Marathon and weirdly enough, I actually enjoyed it. Well, I enjoyed doing it; I didn't enjoy barely being able to move sky body the next day! I have discovered that running isn’t about how fast you are or how far you can run, it’s about actually enjoying it and having that positive mind set. Yes of course it’s a great feeling when you get a PB and you are super proud that you’ve ran 3 miles in 20 minutes, a PB is always going to be an amazing feeling and I don’t take that away from anyone- it’s great to set goals! But for me, running is more about the experience and just enjoying it.
When I used to run I also found so many benefits to it and that's why in 2019, I want to be able to pick it back up and get that 'running bug' bag in my life.
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