Runner's Evangelism

When someone tells me they're feeling a bit down, or bummed out, I bite my tongue. Because I want to say to them: 'Why don't you take up running?! I guarantee you that you'll feel better afterwards!'

But I don't say it, because I know there's nothing more annoying than the converted trying to convert. No, you have to be subtle!

So I tell them how running never fails to make mé feel better. And how I used to hate gym class with a vengeance, and was terrible at it. And how, to my own surprise, I've come to love running! And how much I can recommend it to make you feel better, both physically and psychologically.

And then I wait. I've planted the seed!

Because I wish the joy of running on everyone!

Do you suffer from Runner's Evangelism?


Unknown said...

You make an excellent point- and planting the seed is the most important thing you can do- then sit back and watch it grow.

Lee said...

I'm not a runner but I am a walker and I love doing anything outside versus in. Stopping by from Follow Friday 40 & Over.

Karen and Gerard said...

Running is not for me. I run out of breath too quickly and some days my knees hurt. Sometimes I run for the bus but can't even run the length of my street anymore with walking some. Very sad.

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

You are inspiring! I love your blog, I found you at the world as I see it. I am a new follower. I would love it if you would check out my blog and follow back!

Have a great night!

tiff snedaker said...

From one runner to another, I totally get you! I started my running journey March of 2010 and have since run 3 half marathons and 1 full. It's quite invigorating, and I love that it's mind over matter. You're definitely an inspiration, you know that? I hope you are able to convert many to running. ;)

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