I have been running for years and love it. Not only for the physical workout, but also the mental side of it.
Something about running clears my mind and though it may be painful at times, it gives me energy for the day.
I trained for and ran one marathon, which was the hardest thing I have ever physically done, but it also was one of my greatest accomplishments. Being able to push past the mental blocks was the hardest, but was the most rewarding part. Though running is one of my favorite things to do, it can also be hard on the body and joints. I have had several injuries and there have been times I have just pushed through the pain or had to sit out for awhile to let myself heal. Several weeks ago, I injured my upper thigh while running and after our therapist worked on it a couple of times, my leg hardly hurt anymore. Through that I have learned the importance of incorporating more one-legged exercises, such as lunges, and focusing on those types of exercises to help improve my running. So for the love of running, I want to keep doing what is best for my body so I can keep running for years to come. Esther