The Joy Of Running, by Amateur & Pro Runners Alike

(freelance writer and editor) shared that running is one of the best things you can get into. She has been running on and off for years, and while she still struggles to discipline herself to put her shoes on and head out the door, she can 100% say that every single time she has come back from a run, she feels great and am glad she went.
Running for her really helps her clear her head and feel good about herself. But at least in Australia, it surprises her how few fellow runners she sees at the oval, even on weekends with perfect running weather.

In this piece, Katie has collected stories & comments from fellow runners and hope that it can inspire at least 1 more person to consider getting into running. Earlier, I had put out this query:

To summarize, these are the main reasons people enjoy running in the stories:

  • For mental health (running releases feel-good hormones like norepinephrine, serotonin, etc) and meditation
  • Unplug from work ordinary life
  • Let your mind wander
  • Get away from negative emotions like worry, stress, and anxiety
  • A sense of accomplishment, progress, and purpose
  • Feeling more positive
  • Runners high (yes, it’s a real thing)
  • Take in the fresh air, smells, and sights

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