October 23 2017
Kelly Roberts of Run, Selfie, Repeat describes the struggle she had with returning to running after an injury broke her heart.
Running seems like a such simple activity, right? It’s literally the act of putting one foot in front of the other. That’s what I always assumed before I started running. Turns out, running is a lot more complicated than simply moving from one foot to the other! From mind games and chafing to life changing confidence, there’s a lot of stuff people don’t tell you about running. Allow me to fill you in! Here are 18 things nobody tells you about running!
And most importantly…
I always find myself nodding in agreement when someone tells me that they hate running or that they aren’t a runner. I’ve been there! I used to think that running was something you did to catch the ice cream man or to escape a deadly predator.
Whenever I tried to run, I’d make it 30 seconds and then find myself gasping for breath and writhing in agony! Why would anyone willingly subject themselves to that kind of torture? The truth is, running never actually gets any easier. The feeling you get after you finish, despite the pain or discomfort, makes every single painful step worth it. That overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride will change your life if you give it a chance.
Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.