The Trials and Tribulations of Running

RUNNING IS HARD!

Now that we've been doing it for a couple of weeks, Nike's "Just do it," slogan has been coming to mind a lot. It really involves a great amount of mental strength to get yourself out of bed in the first place and to push yourself to further lengths. Even though it seems impossible at first, the will to finish is overwhelming and the benefits are more than enough to keep you moving.

It's a total body workout. Whether you're trying to maintain your weight, lose weight, or just be fit, running is the perfect way to work on your entire body, including your heart. The faster you run, the more your heart has to work to keep pumping blood, which ultimately makes it stronger. It's also a confidence booster. The feeling you get at the end of your run is like no other. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING and you feel like you're on top of the world!

Clearing your head is also a bonus. Running around a track or on the street can be a different approach to dealing with anxiety or stress. So whenever you're having a bad day or feel as if your head is going to explode, try going for a run and see how you feel afterwards.

With all this being said, we challenge you! For one week, take some time to run. It doesn't have to be long. Even if it's just around the block, you will have already pushed yourself to new limits. Let us know how it goes!

-Carine