Happy National Running Day!
Yesterday, I had the day off work and had a million errands to run, one of them was a 7 – 9k run outside. I took my sweet time getting ready and took forever to get ready … procrastination was my game yesterday. It was 19 degrees celsius and only going to get warmer. I left the house a little worried I wouldn’t be able to run in the heat after all…it’s been a late start to spring/summer weather in Nova Scotia.
Why I run?
This really hasn’t changed for me in the last few years….
I run for my girls, my husband and my family. I run to escape and think about life at the same time. I run to be healthy and fit. I run for the passion of leading a healthy lifestyle. I run to be a positive role model for my young daughters. I run for me.
What I’ve learned about running:
1. The more time you invest in your running the more you benefit from it.
2. That my Garmin is a tool to help me reach my goals but my body and mind are what get me there.
3. That I can challenge myself and reach my goals EVEN when I think they are lofty goals.
4. That the support I receive from my friends, my family and bloggers is something I never expected.
5. That I’m a strong person.
6. That I am a positive role model for my girls.
7. That I can influence others with this blog (which I never really thought I would do).
8. Bad runs are good for you. Many bad runs are good for you.
9. To plan your recovery after a race – your legs will thank you.
10. Running is good for your mental health in more ways than we know it.
Why do you run?
What have you learned from running? (Or walking, cycling, crossfit, zumba, dance etc)
Has physical activity/sport ever changed you?