3 Running lessons and how you can apply them to life

Saturday, November 10, 2018 2 comments
running lessons
There's a light at the end of a dark path
One of the things I love about running, is the way it applies to life in general. Lots of the things I experience during a run, can be applied to living.

1. The sound of a storm is often worse than being in it


Take for instance a windy morning, rain hitting my bedroom window. That will make me think: 'It's going to be very unpleasant to go for a run in that kind of weather.'

But I have learned that once I'm outside, it's usually not as bad as I though it would be. Once I'm in the storm, it's quite doable. The same thing applies to life. Things that make you worry and think they're going to be really bad, often turn out easier than expected.

So don't be too afraid to do something that seems scary. It may be much easier than it looks.

2. There's light at the end of the tunnel


Sometimes life can get hard. The path you travel is dark. And you may feel like it will never get better. But if you hang on there's usually a light at the end of the tunnel/path.

And if you don't believe me, just go for a run. There are dark paths, where you can see the light at the end of them. Just like in life.

3. It's about the journey


Imagine yourself running while it's raining very hard. You're getting wet. Then a car stops, and it turns out to be a friend offering you a ride. Would you take it? I would not. Because it's not about getting home faster. It's about the run. About the process. That's what makes you feel good. Not getting home faster in a car.

If you apply this running lesson to life it teaches you to take your time. It's not about getting of doing something fast. It's about doing it.

What do you think about these 3 running lessons? Can you relate to them?