So you’ve just finished your usual run and it’s the same time it always takes you. Your race times aren’t improving. You’re tired. Feeling a little burnt out. And you ask yourself: Why do I keep doing this if I’m not improving?! Should I keep running? Or is this “it”?
Well, first things: let’s get rid of that mindset. You came to the right place, because this is precisely the right time when a properly trained running coach can help out! Second, let’s examine 10 reasons why you should keep going:
- Running gives you that time away from work and life, when you’re alone or with your running buddies and none of that “other stuff” matters. You can simply be outside and enjoy your surroundings.
- You’ll sleep better, reduce stress, increase bone density, decrease your chances of getting diabetes and high blood pressure, and overall feel better about yourself. There are SO many physical and mental benefits to running.
- You’ll have more flexibility with your diet. (Yum.)
- Your neighbors or people you see routinely on your run will miss you.
- You never regret having gone for a run. Always remember that feeling of satisfaction and completion after you finish.
- Be patient with yourself. We often want immediate results. Does the run feel easier then it used to?
- Studies have found that runners live longer. Isn’t that enough?
- Going for a run can actually boost your energy and help you fight that lethargic feeling.
- Is there anything more satisfying than completing a run in bad conditions when you know nobody else is out there?
10. If you run, you’ll get there faster.