5 Benefits of Running You Didn’t Know Aboutdigital
We can all count the benefits of a good diet but when you get your body running, the changes you feel and see are countless. Your spirit changes and your brain starts to think differently. Here are five things you probably didn’t know that happen when you start a running program.
- Shoe color doesn’t matter. The first thing you’ll find about starting a running program is that you can’t pick out shoes by the color. You have to find the right kind of shoe that fits your foot, your distance and most importantly your stride. Once you get those new kicks on your feet, you’ll find that they are one of the most important pieces of equipment to successful, happy running.
- It’s better together. There is the peaceful respite you’ll feel when you go out for a run yourself, but the groups and friendships you foster once you start running are forever. It becomes a spirit that fosters a closer friendship than those you just coffee with. Running buddies understand the power of peer pressure and holding each other accountable even on the days when your feet really want to stay on the sofa.
- Catching the bus is easier. Whether you take public transportation or simply are walking up the stairs, once you start running, within the first 2-4 weeks, you’ll start to feel different. You have this moment of strength—and not just physical-strength but mental strength too, that becomes viral within your body. You start to think differently about your capabilities and potential to get things done. You have more energy.
- Your become a role model. Once your community, friends and family hear that you’ve completed a race or triathlon, their perception of who you are changes. They see you as a role model and a leader. You inspired them without really knowing it until it comes up at a dinner party that you finished your first race… and then they start to see you differently.
- You find yourself. Whether you feel the “runner’s high” or “zone” may not happen in the first month or year of running, there is always that one moment when you realize how blissful a good run can feel. It comes with time. And, it comes when you least expect it.If you’re still waiting for that special moment, be certain that it does come to you.. even if it’s at the finish line.