Tuesday, August 14, 2018

How Running Has Changed Me

Running has made so many different impacts on my life and the decision to pick up this running "thing" was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Tuesdays on the Run

It has changed me physically

This kind of goes without saying, but running has helped me burn calories, lose weight, and shape up!

It has changed my mindset

I love that when I'm slightly anxious (cause that happens sometimes) or overwhelmed, or had a bad day, or just need to clear my mind, I can lace up my running shoes and head out the door for a run. It's amazing the difference a few miles can make!

It has changed my outlook on life

Running has also helped to change my outlook on the world and life. I feel like I've become a more grateful person and can better appreciate the small things in life. I try not to take anything for granted, including a pain free run.

 It has helped me cope

Throughout loss, life changes, and those little curve balls life seems to throw our way sometimes, running has helped me cope.

It has opened new doors and opportunities

If you asked me in 2008 where I thought I would be in 2018, my answer would definitely not have been "running marathons". I was a brand new runner and scared of distance, but running has taught me not to fear those distances and to get out there and just do it. Orangetheory? Never. I'm not a gym class kind of girl, I would have told you. Well, here I am...running marathons and "going to a gym".

Where would I be without this running "thing" I do? I'm not sure, but I'm so grateful I have it and plan to keep on running as long as I'm physically able! Here's to the next 10 years!

How has running changed YOU?

Tuesdays on the Run

It's the Tuesdays On The Run Linkup with ErikaMarcia and Patty


  1. Years ago, I never thought I would run a marathon. I would always tell myself that I don't want to pay that much money to be miserable....haha. I guess I learned to embrace the suck!

  2. I agree with all of your points, esp. the change of mindset and outlook on life!

  3. I can totally relate. Running has really sucked me in as well. It's tough but it never takes more than it gives back.

  4. When I first started running I swore that I would never run a marathon. Funny how much has changed since I'm now training for my second marathon!


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