I was recently asked to speak at the GoRun awards social. GoRun is the Greenville Organization of Runners. We are composed of runners of all ages, shapes, sizes and speeds! Many of the runners tend to look at me a little differently since I run fairly fast, some are a little intimidated. What most don't realize is that they share many of the same experiences as I do (and vice-versa!) So here is the talk I presented to the group was:
Are you a runner? Yes, anyone who runs is a runner, you don’t have to be fast, you don’t have to run a marathon to be a runner. Anyone who gets out and runs is a runner! While we may move at different speeds or cover different distances we still share the same experiences.
We all have different motivations for running, different goals. But I think in all of us there is something that we all have in common. It is a drive to prove something to ourselves, and maybe the desire to have people looks at us like we are nuts!
Tired of running the same running routes over and over again? It can be a mental pain to run the same streets that you have run a thousand times before, but often we are limited by where we live. Every year I try to change up the running routes in my neighborhood and find it gives me a mental boost. Just a few small changes can make a difference and provide a lift, making your runs more fun, here are a few to try:
The new year always brings the opportunity for a new start, so take advantage of it. Set a realistic goal, set about attaining it in January, and you will reap benefits in February and March! Here are some examples: