Friday, April 6, 2018

What Running Has Taught Me About Life

So now that I shared my running story, what have I learned about running, runners and life?

Runners are goal oriented people. Often those goals are time based - reaching the finish line of a race in under a certain amount of time.

And this is great! Take chances. Dream big! Don't be afraid to push your limits and find your best you.

But know it is okay to not achieve those goals. That is not failing. Failing is focusing more on the result than the process.

That's the biggest lesson I have learned. Running - and life - is about the journey, not the finish line. If you are so focused on the end result, you will miss the experiences along the way. Kilometer 42.2 - or 21.1 or 10 or 5 - of your life is not as important than the 1000s of training kilometers leading up to it.

So go out and enjoy each day. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new, and remember you only get out of it whatever you put into it. Don't be afraid to help someone along the way.

And always remember - you can.

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