While the PBs and race medals are nice to have, running has taught me more about life than I could ever possibly imagine. It’s transformed my world- and I’m still just a beginner. When I became a “runner” something changed…not immediately…but over time. I started to see things differently, feel things in another way and grew in ways I didn’t even know I needed too.
Running changes you in ways you didn’t even know were possible. For me running made a dramatic difference in my life…How so? Well, I divulge.
- THE SPEEDING UP CAN HELP SLOW DOWN
It is kind of natural and easy way to slow my thoughts down and help me function at a more even level. It helps align my thoughts and be stronger!
- THAT HOLDING ON CAN HELP YOU LET GO
Our everyday responsibilities can get the best of us- the-to-do list that never end, the constant demands…How do you get away from it all? How do you make time for you? For me, setting a goal or signing up for a race, helps me let go of all the other things I “should” be doing and focus on what I “needed” to do for me.
- THAT GOING ALONE IS GOOD FOR THE COLLECTIVE SOUL
I love my running partner-my hubby- Let’s just put that out there. There are many times when he holds me accountable and in fact he gives me a reason to look forward to running. That being said there is something about being out there on the open road alone. I am a mother of 3 children whom I love dearly but there are times when the only “me” time I get is when I am out on a run. Even when there is a hard day or I don’t want to go. I try to remember that the run is necessary for me to be a better mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend and so I lace up and head out the door.
- THAT YOU CAN IN FACT RUN AWAY FROM YOUR PROBLEMS
You will be amazed, how much more you can align your thoughts and feelings after a run. Something happens out there on the road….on your own…it all calms down and yet all comes together. Life just doesn’t feel as scary after your run. You come back refreshed and adjusted.
Something happens when your feet hit the pavement…your problems seem to melt off your soles and set everything right with your soul!
Happy Running and all the best for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017