Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: Why are you thankful for running this year? You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Why am I thankful for running in 2020? That’s certainly a loaded question! While I’m always thankful for the ability to run, and exercise in general, but even more so this year.
I think we can all agree that this year has been a dumpster fire filled with so much uncertainty and sadness. I like to say that I’m not a pessimist or an optimist, but a realist. While I definitely try to find the positive in a situation, sometimes things just suck and it’s okay to feel that way.
I’m thankful to running for helping me work through my increased anxiety this year. While I do tend to worry about a lot of things, I’m usually able to keep things in check. This year it’s been really hard because I’ve let the worrying (about everything) REALLY get to me. Some days I feel super tense which are the days that I’m so thankful that I can run/workout to release some of that tension.
I’m thankful to running for my virtual support system. I’ve made some amazing and special friends through my running adventures over the years. These women have been a great support system all year. They always motivate me to workout on the days I don’t want to. It’s also nice to have text conversations and video chats “just because” which is a nice way to bring normalcy to any day.
Tell me: Why are you thankful for running this year?
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