I think we can all agree, unless you are a true natural, running is hard and tedious in the beginning. I for one spent many days wondering why I was trying to run. I worked out at the gym, took cadio classes, did some yoga, but running was different. It was hard, I could barely run a block before coughing spasms erupted. I’m not sure what kept me going in the beginning, but I am glad I stuck with it.
Months of running a half mile turned into a full mile without stopping. From there a 5K race. Does this sound like you? Slowly the miles start to build and with each week came a new goal. Maybe it was more mileage. Maybe a increase in pace. The feeling of hitting those goals week after week is magical. You start to see that you are achieving way more then you thought possible.
Running gives me that feeling of being unstoppable. I like when people ask me why I run so much. I loved the shocked look that comes with telling someone I have run a marathon. I truly love to run. I feel happy and at peace after a run. When I am running fast and beat a old time, I feel tough. When I am having a bad day, a run helps.
Whether, you are brand new to running or a seasoned pro, we all share a love for running. It doesn’t matter if this is your first week or you have been doing it for years. You are still a runner.
If you are not a runner, I encourage you to try. Go give it a shot. What’s the worst that could happen? You may actually like it!