Starting a Love Affair

ex jogSomething hit me last week during a WOD where there was a “cool down” of a mile run–I was starting to like running. When did this happen? And why? Don’t get me wrong, I am still the slowest runner you have met. I am not trying to be modest. When I was running, I realized I have a pace, I can breath properly with it and it allows me to just lose myself in my songs and jog. It’s a crazy feeling. I didn’t think I could feel this way while running. For so long, as you well know, I struggled with my breathing. It made me frustrated. It feels fantastic to be on the other side of this.

And to celebrate, I am going to share some information on why running is good for you:

  1. Running Gives me “ME” time–when I run I am able to think about my day, or an issue…..or a Survivor game I am playing in. Either way it gives me time to process my day and leaves me feeling refreshed. Crazy.
  2. It’s helping me with the mental aspect of my working out in general. Running isn’t easy. I have good days and bad. Same thing with my WOD’s. And my eating. But being able to get through the rough parts mentally and keep going is making me a better athlete.
  3. Apparently it helps keep dementia away. Considering my family history, this seems good to me. I like being able to remember things, including people, places and embarrassing blackmail on my favourite people 😉
  4. Lastly, it helps me sleep better. Not that I need help in that area. I can fall asleep in 2 minutes. But for others who struggle, running can help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer. Which means you will well rested and ready to tackle the world!