You have to run…A LOT
When I tell people that I ran track and still currently run for exercise their first question is how many miles a week. They assume that I run a lot. In reality I rarely run over 2-3 miles. I love getting outside, I love conquering the hills and I love the time to be alone. The goal is not the distance or the speed. The goal is simply being present, feeling my body, hearing my breathing and understanding that with each step I am becoming stronger.
In fact the first five minutes are hard FOR EVERYONE!!!! The body is just getting adjusted to the impact, the activity and and exercise. It’s in shock and it does not feel good. Almost every run I complete, I could easily stop at any point during the first five minutes because of how uncomfortable it is. That’s when I focus…on music, my breathing, my day anything to get through it. Once those five are up, you are good to go. So stay with it, it does get easier.
My run ends with running
Your run ends with stretching. We see these runners killing it on the streets of Atlanta, LA, Miami all over but what we don’t get to witness is the end of their run. Most runners understand that the recovery is just as important as the run. Stretching is not only a time to recover but a time to relax and reflect