Running changes lives. It seeps into every facet of our lives, our being, our personality.
What running grants upon us isn’t purely the physical…but let’s be honest, runners have ROCKING legs!
Legs concrete hard, calloused from all the miles we force upon them. The workouts that toughen our muscles as much as our minds.
A runner’s brain is hard-wired for work and dedication. Numbers as benchmarks, goals we hold steadfast too. A runner’s mind is a powerful weapon. We see obstacles not as impossible but merely as challenges.
It’s fun to watch new runners ‘transform’ into one of us, one of us ‘crazies’. Eventually there comes the day where they scratch their head and say, “I used to dread this stuff, but now I go crazy if I DON’T run!”
Running is infectious.
Confidence. That is the big one. Self-esteem comes from knowing you are STRONGER than most. Stronger than most non-runners even care to bother wondering if they could handle. We push our own limits.
Eventually runners see our own physicality different. We are not just ‘things’ to look at, our bodies, our legs, our arms, our glutes, our core is a vehicle for DOING.
This running infection, it percolates into every pore, oozes into our ‘real life’, makes us more resilient for all of life’s other tests.
Life will test us. But when you’re a runner you’ve been there, been tested plenty. You’re concrete hard and will PERSEVERE through anything.
1) What physical body part are you most proud of?
2) What personality trait are you proud of that has grown stronger through running?
3) Running seeps into all of life’s other areas, my friends make fun of me when….[finish the sentence]
I do my funny lunges and squats in front of the house after my run. 😛