So how many zillions of times have we as runners talked ourselves into a run even though we don’t really want to do it? GAZILLIONS. That’s a real mathematical term (I know my sister is majorly cringing reading that, sorry that the 25 years of your valiantly tutoring me in maths haven’t paid off hun 😉 ).
And I really think that that is one of the biggest ways running helps us in life.
Every single time I force those running shoes on and my butt out the door when I am feeling tired, merpy, lazy, or just generally unmotivated, I come back from my run feeling on top of the world. Like super hardcore invincible beastie machine type thing. Because it reminded me that I can do whatever I set my mind to, I can push through harder things than that. Then (scientifically speaking 😉 ) when it comes to hard things in life I have made a bunch of neural connections about my regularly pushing through less than comfortable situations and my brain thinks that I can do it again.
Did any of that make sense?
The point is:
Running = resilience.
And you know, all the ice cream.
So let’s go do it more 🙂
(Ps Writing this post on a massive runner’s high … can you tell?).
How often do you have to talk yourself into a run? – At LEAST once a week.
Fave running-earned treat? Ice-cream/froyo/lollies (all combined is preferred).
What was your last run? The weekly long run, WOOT