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TIART: Life Lessons Learned From Running

02 Oct

Runner’s Lounge’s Take It And Run Thursday this week is: Life Lessons

Back in ’04 I thought my sister in-law was nuts when I watched her run the Columbus marathon. But…I had run a few 5Ks before so I decided to try training for a 1/2 marathon, never thinking that I would want to train for a full. Like I said I thought she was nuts. BUT life taught me different. In ’07 I finished my first marathon (ever so slowly) after running my first 1/2 marathon in ’05 and then taking a year off.

I would like to share with you a few of the life lessons running has taught me so far and I am looking forward to learning many more in the future!

  • If you put your mind to it, you can really do it.
  • Pain can be ignored (I am talking about sore feet, or tired muscles while running)
  • Overcoming obstacles, such as your first 20 mile run, will make you walk taller (a couple days later, after everything stops hurting)
  • Your body will adapt to just about anything if you train right
  • Friends (even though they think you are nuts) admire you for your dedication
  • Life goes on, even when the planned 15 miler doesn’t go the way you want
  • The feeling of finishing a good run is irreplaceable
  • “I don’t have time for…” or “My life is just too busy” is a lame excuse. You can always make time for something that is good for you, be it running or spending that extra 30 minutes with your kids.
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2 Comments

Posted by on October 2, 2008 in Blogroll, TIART

 

2 responses to “TIART: Life Lessons Learned From Running

  1. SLB

    October 3, 2008 at 12:27 am

    That last one is so true!

     
  2. btefan

    October 3, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Well put. I like the walking taller, since I’m usually bent over for a few days after a long run. And yes, the feeling of a good run is beyond irreplaceable.

    Joe
    http://www.fitnessgeekga.wordpress.com

     
 
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