my life as a runner: are we born to run?

I came across this video on running and have to share it because it says so well things I’ve figured out over the past three years of running.

I’ve been thinking a lot about it during the last three weeks as I haven’t been able to run. My stress level has risen, and headaches have returned along with my red eyes at the end of each day.

I was pretty mad when I had to stop running because it had become the best part of my day. For four to five miles every morning, I didn’t think about a single thing. Without that, I’ve not been myself, but as I wrote before I am appreciative of the time to reevaluate things without running. It’s been a cleanse of many things.

And I’m happiest to say that I was able to run twice this week and with all of the leg-strengthening exercises, I’ve eased into an easy under 10-minute mile. So, all in all it has been a blessing in disguise.

Then, I came across this tonight–a talk by Christopher McDougall.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

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1 Comment

  1. I found your blog to be very interesting. I love to run and it’s been almost year since I ran my first 5k. It is so invigorating and I don’t have to think about anything…just move mg feet. The wind blowing ir the hit sun beaming. It doesn’t matter just as ling as I get to run. I feel and understand when you stated that you were mad when you had to stop running. I will be in the same predicament pretty soon but I will be back on my feet in no time. Thank you for sharing.

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