I was watching one of my runners today and she seemed a bit tense. Her shoulders were tight and she seemed a bit off when we started our track workout. I told her to relax and tried to remind her to try to forget what was going on in life for a while and to try to run in peace. She did relax a bit and had a killer workout. Maybe it isn’t so easy to forget everything….but you can do your best.
Running is therapeutic. It is relaxing. It can be a place to retreat from life for a few minutes at a time when you need it. There are days when life takes over and you get overwhelmed. I get it – I have 3 kids, a business, I’m going to school for teaching – there are so many reasons not to run. I try to get up every day and do it anyway. The first step is the hardest – once you are out the door you are on your way….
Find some friends
Look around you – find a friend – find a local club – look on social media. There are clubs that are looking for new members all the time. For $25 or so per year you get running companionship and maybe a few get togethers, etc. It is totally worth it and helps you become accountable for your running and you end up running more because you are not alone. Some like to run alone and that is their thing, but if you are tired of not having anything to go to while running, find people to run with.
Your troubles won’t magically go away – but for a few minutes you are allowed to forget about them. I give you permission… Sometimes when you get back you will be clear-headed and have a solution….
Running is a trial of many miles…. use it for yourself to try to relax and have fun….
Until your next good FUN run,
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