Why a running program should kick off your new year
We march faster and faster to the start of another new year on this earth. The weather is getting colder, the nights are getting longer, the holiday decorations are out in full force. We’re spending more quality time with family and friends, remembering how lucky we are to have them in our lives. I’m especially lucky, since many of my closest people have birthdays this time of year.
But for many, instead of hopefulness and optimism, the looming new year brings anxiety and trepidation. We’re cursed by what we didn’t accomplish. What goals we didn’t cross off the list. What milestones we didn’t achieve. Instead of marching head first into the holiday season, we’re dreading it. Approaching with caution. We close up, we keep people out. We’re not content enough to accept our current reality, but not motivated enough to do something about it. I’ve been there — it’s a tough place to be.
Let running get you out of your funk. Let it do for you what it did for me.
What running did for me is another story entirely, one worth telling (at least in my opinion), but that’s not the point of this piece. I’m here to help YOU understand why you should let running into your life. Why you should adopt running as your 2020 new year’s resolution.
“I just felt like running”
We may not all wake up feeling like Forrest. We may not have the inherent desire to get up and get running. Especially all day every day for over three years.
Forrest had a lot to teach us about a lot of things. Most importantly, he taught us the power of will and the human spirit. Nothing, no one, was going to bring him down or keep him from accomplishing his goals — even if he didn’t know what they were before he set out. Ever since he literally ran out his leg braces as a child, running was Forrest’s love. His rock. His foundation for what allowed him to live an extraordinary life as an ordinary man.
I’ve got some thoughts on how to get started with running. I’m not going to rehash those here. The purpose of my story today is to get you thinking. To get you motivated. To make you understand that running can be the cure for what ails you physically, mentally and spiritually.
It’s time to take action. It’s time to leave your old self and your old mindset behind. You CAN do it. You just have to be willing to try.
Running can change your life, and I can’t wait for you to find out how.
May you have a blessed and happy 2020.