Happy Tuesday! Yesterday was the most Mondayist Monday ever, so I’m glad to be over that hump. It’s also been very rainy and cloudy here the past few days so that definitely didn’t help!
This week’s Tuesday Topic: How has running made you a better person? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
I didn’t have to think too hard the answer to that question. It’s a huge YES! Running has given me so much! Here’s just a few ways it has made me a better person.
Running has taught me patience
One thing I have always tried to work on is my lack of patience. While I’m not a 100% zen person, I will say that I have a little more patience since I’ve started running. Running is HARD and it takes time to see results. There’s no instant burst in speed or endurance – you have to be patient and wait for results.
Running has made me more adventurous
I’m an introvert by nature but running has definitely made me more adventurous. A few years ago I would have never flown to a new city and attend a runner meetup solo. The running community has allowed me to break out of my shell and be more open to new experiences. Running has also encouraged me to travel more often by visiting different states. Before running, I had never heard of a ‘racecation’ or ‘runcation’ and now I do a few of those each year.
Running has given me more confidence
I can actually pinpoint the exact moment that running gave me a confidence boost – it was after I crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon. I was on such a runners high that the long walk out of Central Park didn’t even bother me (although I did crash and sat down as soon as I got out of the park, lol). Here’s the thing – if you can get through the hard weeks of training (especially in the summer) and finish a marathon – you can pretty do anything! After that race, I had more confidence in myself that I could do hard things.
How do you think that running has made you a better person?
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