sometimes I wish I played a sport that was a game & was fun instead of mental and physical torture daily
Appreciate every run. No matter how on or off you feel. How fast or how slow. Long or short. Because when you’re injured you would kill for even a sloth like death of a run.
In most sports, the goal is to win. Running is different. The purpose of running is to run your heart out and leave everything on the course.
A successful race isn’t just about winning, its about having nothing left when its over and knowing that you couldn’t do any better than you did.
I’ve always been so jealous of those naturally talented runners. But I’ve come to love my talentless life. Starting off as a slower runner and working my way up is such a great feeling. I feel like if I was a materially fast runner the PR’s wouldn’t mean as much to me as they do, and that my hard work wouldn’t mean as much.