I have been doing a lot running lately. It can be tough especially the longer runs. But each time I go for a run I am glad that I have done so because it gives me the opportunity to get outside in the fresh air and get a bit of headspace while getting fitter.
As much as I like going to the gym in between my classes at college I do have to say that for me nothing quite beats the feeling of jogging through the local park and being out with nature.
Every time I am running I notice something different. Sometimes it’s the sun and the way it reflects on the river, other times it’s some cute dogs or sometimes it’s just the happy, grateful feeling I get when I have looked at my MyTracks app and see how far I’ve run and think “Yes I’ve done it!”.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I am grateful that I can run. I used to hate running and never did it except when I had to in P.E at school. I loved walking and swimming (I still do) but running was something I was never bothered with.
The other day I went for my second 10km run. I usually work myself up to it by doing shorter runs in between; usually a combination of 5km, 7km, 8.5km. I had stopped at 4.5km and thought I’d go back home, but I pushed myself onwards.
I went ran further to my local park and I saw the sun shine on the river and it made running the extra few kilometres totally worth it. I was so glad that I went out for a run that day. The scenery at the park was fabulous and it really lifted my mood.
What are you grateful for today?
Do you run too?