I came home and relaxed before doing the yoga video. Once again, it kicked my butt with my legs starting to shake 1/2 way through.
To help me relax, I picked up this book.
and came across 49 Reasons to Start Running. This got me thinking about what running has taught me over the last few years.
- Just when you can't push your body any more, another step is possible!
- Having said that, be smart and think long term. A short term rest is much better than a long term hiatus.
- Your body can do more than you think it can.
- It's more mental than physical. Whether you think you can, or think you can't...you are right.
- There is a very supportive running community out there and you don't need to be FAST to be considered a runner.
- You will feel better after a run, even if you don't feel it when you begin.
- Not every run is perfect or good. We have to take the good and the bad to become a stronger person.
- Running will carry you through difficult times.
- Running outside is breathtaking if you take a minute to notice your surroundings; the smells, the sounds, the views!
- It's not considered strange to start talking to a random stranger about their pace, races, etc when toeing a start line.
- Physiotherapists, Massage Therapist, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, etc will become your best friends.
- Your Garmin will die at the most inopportune moments.
- It is addictive.
- You will be able to tell people exactly how far something is in your neighbourhood because you've probably run to/by it on more than one occasion.
- And finally....I love it! If you had said 5 years ago that I'd be a runner, I would have laughed at you. I'm so glad I started!!!
I'm off to watch the election results here in Nova Scotia. Thanks for stopping by and have a great hump day tomorrow!
Valley Harvest is in 5 days!
Tell me what running has taught you!!!