We run to feel free. For the love of forgetfulness and the thrill of adrenaline. We run to improve, to challenge ourselves and reach new heights. We chase times, we lose weight and fight for the wellness of our minds. Whatever the reasons, we do it because we love it.
Running is the easiest form of physical activity one can perform. Simply step outside and put one foot in front of the other, slightly faster than usual. You can be a casual jogger, a fitness freak or an Olympian; the activity is the same for everyone on planet earth. Even though running is the easiest form of activity to participate in, it is arguably one of the hardest to master. To become fitter and faster than everyone else, there are countless variables one must consider. To further complicate the matter, there is not one ‘be all and end all’ plan to running to become the fastest you can be, as everyone is different.
Not one training plan can make you a better runner, it has to be constantly adapted to be just as unique as yourself. There will be high points, there will be low points, but the beauty of running comes from the journey you take; from your first ever run to your first race. No feeling can compare to all of your hard work paying off. Whether it be a personal best at your local Parkrun, or just your fastest run to date, the sensation of becoming a faster runner is a sensation only runners can relate to.
Throughout the journey of this blog, I will share all of my knowledge I have on the simple sport we all know and love. Everything from nutritional values to the terrain we run on. I hope you will join me. I hope you will feel inspired, run more and find ways to improve your own running experiences.
Once a runner, always a runner.