This week I am thankful for the sport of running. I know, a little goofy right? It is what it is.
The sport of running is similar to most sports. You learn the rules (in running there aren’t many), you train and you set goals – run a race or play a game (not necessarily in that order). It’s all positive.
In running their aren’t many rules. You run for a specified distance. Doesn’t take much equipment either – if you’re not getting fancy.
In running there is usually a lot of training. You run for miles (and miles and miles). Here’s the investment, the work. It’s quiet time, with your self, improving.
The games or matches of running are road races (5K, 8K, 10K, half marathon & full marathon). The person you’re competing against is yourself, your last run, your target time.
The goals may be the different distances or different times. As you are able to finish one distance as you’d like, maybe you move up to the next. Or maybe you just decide to improve on what you’re doing. No pressure, what ever works for you.
Obviously running is a physical sport, what’s not so obvious is that it’s a mental sport too. Your body & head work together to help you get where you want to be in the time you want to be there.
This week I’m thankful for the sport of running. For the positive that his running. For helping me to see that I can do some things I didn’t think possible, physically or physically & mentally. And that the road to getting there isn’t impossible – just requires a little work.
Thankful for the people and the determination that helps me stick-to-it to finish & reach those goals that keep growing. For the head space that running puts me in, and the body it enables be to be there with.
Running is positive. It’s physical. It’s mental. It’s climbing mountains and obstacles – real & perceived. For as long as I can.
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