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We’re All in This Together

“Because everything feels so much better after you’ve been for a run.”-Unknown¬†

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“Sometimes the best runs come on days when you didn’t feel like running!”
I’m a runner, a beginner but I run and I’m lapping everyone who sits on the sofa and moans but never does anything about it. Until a few months ago, I hadn’t been running for a year I’d been in a new place and had no idea where to go but, I just got up one day and decided to explore. Running is a way to explore, a great way to start the day and helps to get rid of the stresses of the day before and open you up to a new days possibilities.

I recently got lost trying to find a new running route and I loved it! It gave me a 5.3 mile run, 2 miles more than usual and it showed me I could run further than I had previously realised. Once I got back and looked at maps, I figured where I had gone wrong on the actual run I wanted to do and I have also completed this since. However, this post is about all the other runners I’ve bumped into on my travels as well as those on bikes or simply walking all of whom, had said they were keeping fit.

My father runs so, I have encouragement always but, when your on a run and your aching and heavily-breathing with sweat on your face and one of those people just says hello and keep going, your doing great or it’s someone you see regularly and they smile and comment on how great your doing and looking-it just gives you that boost you need to carry on. It just shows that we’re all in this together, we’re all trying to improve and that running is as much about your mentality as well as your fitness.

I’ve slowly increased my routes and speeds but my favourite run is one I do regularly but this particular day, I’d felt better and fitter now I’ve been weaving five mile runs in also, and I saw this women running. We politely spoke on our way past, I saw her again and she smiled and we both said keep going your doing great and the third time I saw her, she said she was on her way home now just as I was but it made me realise I’m fitter, I’m faster which gave me the motivation to finish my run with a smile on my face.

No matter what exercise you do, there are always people who want to encourage you, give you the mentality you need. So, for all the people who say you cannot do it just remember there is at least double that many strangers wanting to encourage you to do your best.

“Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants you to stop and the part that wants you to keep going.”-Unknown

 

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Daily Prompt: Obsessed

I’ve never actually seen these daily prompts before but as I logged in, I thought it would be interesting to post on. So let me start with a quote:

“When passion meets inspiration an obsession is born.”

At the moment, we have the Olympics and there is a huge amount of athletes over a huge number of disciplines all passionate and inspired by their sports thus, there obsession is revealed. It begins to make you wonder what your own obsession is, we all have one or two or maybe more but we don’t always reveal our obsession to everyone else. I call these secret obsessions, its something just for you to enjoy and nobody else. But, I’m going to reveal my secret obsession…books!

A lot of people who know me have seen the vast number of books I own and only my family really see how attached I am to these fictional worlds always taking care of my books but nobody knows or can understand the excitement I get just by reading. As an avid reader, I’ve always been passionate about books and reading as my parents found out growing up, if I was quiet and they couldn’t find me I was tucked in a corner reading a book with a huge smile on my face.

Each book set provides a new world, new characters to fall in love with and cheer for and a new happiness for myself as each story is different. As an introvert its easy to get into books, it provides an escape from the real world but through reading these books I’m inspired to go out into the world and try reach the goals I set out for example completing my first 5.3 mile run.

I could go on and on about books for a while so I’m just going to reveal this tiny part of my obsession however I would like to leave people with this- whatever your obsession is, whether its books, films, photography just embrace it. We all have obsessions, we all have secret obsessions so, never be ashamed to have an obsession with something.

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