The days one hates Running

Life is full of Bio Rhythms especially at times of a senior runner. The combo of a hard work week and lots of family responsibility combined with some problems in both work and personal worlds, makes it tough sometimes to concentrate on your runs. The truth is of course that it should help to relax you and help you to deal with problems. But there are some days where the benefits feel repressive. You will curse yourself during the run. When the run is over though, you’re thankful and feeling better.

You have to be tough and understand the big picture in a not so perfect world. The big picture is you have to stick with it and understand the benefits of staying in great shape that will benefit you everyday, in short and long term physical and mental health.

So when you first wake up and dread the thought of your early morning run or get home from work stressed and tired and the thought of the run makes you hate running, or the first ten minutes of your run creates a venue where you say to yourself that reading or watching TV is a heck of a lot more fun than this physical torture, just remember that you benefit in every way by sticking with your discipline of trotting along and getting rid of the tension, reaping the health benefits of your daily running. What are your experiences?

I will share my experiences of running under the afternoon sun and why i believe no shower is required, which is good for you, office workers going back to work as a good sweaty run. Will talk about spitting and clearing the mucus from my nose in the great outdoors. Also the life style changes, like big time water consumption and diet changes as running changes life styles. Runners usually like to drink alcohol at the end of the day from my experience, especially after a nice evening run. It kind of intensifies a runner’s high.

So does running give one mental freedom? Absolutely! And that’s why for the most part, i rarely have met a runner who is unsuccessful in most aspects of their lives. In this book, we will compare other stories of runners i have met and lay out just what makes us a different breed. So yes, running is a religion to some of us.

2 thoughts on “The days one hates Running

  1. 62 yo I have been a runner x 15 plus years, taking a year off here and there of no running and regretted each time. Now older and wiser, I jog 4 times a week and average 24-28 miles weekly, I’m still military and am a trauma nurse at a trauma center. I easily see the effects of not working out in any category working in an emergency department for all walks of life that come to the hospital with illnesses that could easily have been prevented had these people made the effort to exercise a little in their lives.

    • I have often stated that running is a discipline and it is very hard at times but it is also playtime as well. I think if folks just tried to have fun with a grunt and groan with more to come on this subject of play in this months newsletter, it would help them maintain. I am happy for your learning of what works and keep it up. On another note, my 95-year-old-to-be father is a Founding member of MCVET, a retraining facility for homeless Vets. Best of health!

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