“Running is the greatest metaphor for life,
because you get out of it what you put into it.”– Oprah Winfrey
For many people, running in the morning is a
way of accomplishing their first task of the day. They may not want to do it,
but they put on their running shoes and take one step at a time. And once this
feat is accomplished, they feel like they are ready for the challenges of the
Running can be considered as pure therapy for the
soul – it soothes a troubled mind. If there’s a problem you are struggling
with, go for run and see what happens! While running may not help you to solve
all your problems, it can help you through the tough times of life.
“Running is nothing more than a series of
arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that
wants to keep going.”–
There are some people who struggle with the
thought of running, like me for example!
They consider having to run for half an hour an exhausting exercise. For
them, running is a punishment! However, in these circumstances, they should start
with five minutes and they would be surprised at how much they will build up
There are also some people
who hate to exercise just for the sake of exercising, but with running, they
can train for a goal, like running a special race or a marathon. And having a
goal improves their motivation to run.
Running may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it does have
Anyone who can walk can run. You don’t need any
special skills or to be in the greatest of physical condition like so many
other team sports require. All it takes is
to put one foot in front of the other and to have the willingness to keep going
Some runners enjoy the quiet and solitude of running on their own,
but others see running time as a social opportunity. People set up running
groups within their locality, which is a great way to develop a sense of
community and meet likeminded people.
They set goals and accomplish them together, motivating each other
to keep running. Some runners also share advice and motivation with other
runners in online forums or through social media.
can also be used to contribute to society. Many races benefit charities, and
some charities offer race training in exchange for fund-raising. Check out the
charities in your area and sign up for their charity runs.
for something that’s bigger than yourself is a great way to stay motivated, to
keep training and can make your races even more meaningful and fulfilling.
“Every run is a work of art, a drawing on each day’s canvas. Some runs are
shouts and some runs are whispers. Some runs are eulogies and others’ celebrations.” – Dagny Scott Barrio
Running—as with many forms of exercise—is a great cure for stress, emotional strain, and even
So, why don’t you relieve some stress today and go for a run – you might be
surprised what it can do for you!