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.

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.


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