Running

“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.”
-John Bingham, running speaker and writer

I didn’t run for a long time because I thought I couldn’t. I wanted to, but just didn’t think I could be a “runner”. I mean think of how ridiculous that sounds- a healthy, twenty-something girl with no physical limitations can’t be a runner?! Ha!

“People will look at me”
“I’ll get shin splints”
“I’m too tired”
“Real runners inly run marathons”
“I don’t even know how to breathe when I run”

EXCUSES, EXCUSES!

When I finally laced up my first pair of ill-fitting running shoes and headed out on my first run in March 2010, I can’t say that I immediately considered myself a “runner” or that I was instantly hooked (I was hooked after my first race). It is sometimes hard, kinda boring, and the last thing I wan to do on Earth. But it is many times a stress reliever, way to relax, and an excellent way to catch up with friends.

Want to be a runner? You already are! Just get out there and do it!

Articles of Interest:

“Running can be the glue that holds life together” by Anne Kymalainen

4 thoughts on “Running

  1. Pingback: Namaste « Want.Believe.Achieve

    • Have you ever run a half before? The most I’ve run was 10 miles back in March and since I am currently hating running, that about sums up my half training!

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