It's my favourite day of the year: National Running Day! A day where we can all gush and ramble on and on ..... and on again, about running! (And no one can roll their eyes at you, haha!)
"I Run __________________________" <--- Fill in the blank
As a shy and quiet person who turns as red as a tomato when speaking in front of peers feeling strong isn't something that comes naturally to me. However, once my running shoes are on something magical happens. I feel totally at ease and in the zone. I'm confident and ready to tackle the hill, route or workout that's waiting for me, (not in a cocky boastful way, but a comfortable way). I feel completely in my element when I'm out there on the road or trail. Some of my best solutions to stressful situations and best ideas have stemmed from my on the run thinking time.
I like that in running the greatest competition is with yourself, unless of course you are one of the elites. Then it becomes a whole other ball game! ;) But for us regular folk, running is a craft that you can work on and grow to see progress. Or in other words, develop Strength, both mental and physical that make you a 'stronger' runner. "Stronger" here can mean anything you are striving to do better as an athlete: Whether it's developing higher individual athletic intelligence in learning to understand your body, nutritional fuel for optimal performance, conquering the unforeseen during a run/race like those nagging side stitches or the dreaded wall, tackling a new distance, or running faster than you ever have before! Every marathon/race teaches me something new about myself as a runner and about running in general. I am always learning and I love it!
So even though I will never be the fastest or finish first, Running makes me feel strong. So that is why I run. :)
Your turn: Tell me why you run!!!
Thanks for visiting GGR and have a wonderful National Running Day!
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