Something to help you get on your shoes and run!
Suffering ceases to be suffering, in some way, at the moment it finds a meaning. – Victor Frankl
For many, including myself running definitely incurs some suffering, do you not agree? But as I stated in one of the first posts this month, I actually enjoy running and when I don’t do it, I miss it. Do you know why? It has meaning for me. My body feels more together, alive and those sore and tight muscles remind me of my own physicality. It is a time of creativity for me. It is a time for me to push myself beyond what I believe I can do, to make sure I still have a little determination and discipline. My mind still rules my body. It is also a time of reflection and often prayer. All of these are purposes for running.
Much of the suffering that comes with running I can ignore because the purpose of my runs is so much more important.
Oh, and as a side note – I love the extra energy and general feeling of well being – those are not necessarily my purpose but I do enjoy the added benefit for sure!
What is your purpose for running? Write it down and post it on your bathroom mirror or refrigerator or car dashboard to remind yourself.
Day 1: Introduction
Day 2: Start Small, Build Slow
Day 3: It Doesn’t Have To Be Boring
Day 4: Stitches
Day 5: Keep a Diary
Day 6: Dangerous Thoughts
Day 7: Week 1 Done – Some Suggestions
Day 8: Treadmill Training – Baby it’s cold (or raining) outside
Day 9: A Motivational Quote for You
Day 10: Distractions
Day 11: Partner Up!
Day 12: Another Motivational Quote to Ponder
Day 13: A Word on Dehydration and Motivation
Day 14: Week 2 Flew! Check in
Day 15: Mornings
Day 16: Visual Motivators
Day 17: Knees
Day 18: Another Motivational Quote
Day 19: Don’t Forget
Also, if you want more motivation, you might want to follow my Pin Board ‘Run’!