There’s a myth that being a runner-a “real” runner-means weeks bookmarked by long runs and a collection of race medals. That your second home is a trail, and your life should be dictated by the delicate balance between your training schedule nutrition, stretching and running gear.
I personally don’t believe you have to run a certain number of races to consider yourself a runner, or that you even need to have a marathon goal in mind. I’m officially aboard the “just run for your health” train, and once I teach this to runners it changed their relationship with running for the better.
I find that people once they guessed I am into running like talking about running. Friends, acquaintances,– they usuallyalways want to know how far, how often.
But every now and then I come across somebody who tells me that they used to run but they quit because they stopped enjoying it. And that makes me a bit well… even sad. Because usually there is nothing to replace that. If I continue the talk, not even stamps or gardening.
“Stopped enjoying it, how does that work?!” I admit, sometimes that’s my first thought. But often when I hear their story, I can relate to what they’re talking about.
Sometimes RUNNING isn’tfun
I haven’t enjoyed every single one of the kilometers or races I’ve run over the years. I know what it’s like to be injured, to be out of shape, to be way off pace, even how or what its like to feelfrustrated…. but…
What does this mean for our running? Find out more, give it a listen. It will grow on you….