If you have ever finished a long run, you may probably know what it feels like after you finish running. Yes, it is usually the greatest fun that you have had when alone.
So, what is your idea of fun? However, for some people, it is all about setting their alarm clock in the morning to pound it on the pavement. For others, it may sound ridiculous, but if you have ever finished a long run, you probably know what it feels after you finish running. Yes, it is usually the greatest fun that you have had when alone.
If you spend some hours of “me time,” then running is something for you
If you want to spend some hours of “me time,” then running is something for you. If you also like exhaling your negative emotions with your favorite playlist, then running is for you.
If you like to have a sound sleep at night, then running is for you
If you like to sleep well at night, then running is something for you. The precious hours which runners spend in bed are simply bliss. Running optimizes the energy, and as a result, the mind and body of the runner are more at ease in soaking up quality shut-eye.
If you like the idea of runner’s high, then running is for you
If you love the idea of runner’s high, as well as the idea of feeling the sudden chemical burst of endorphins right into your bloodstream then running is definitely for you.
Let the endorphins kick in and running becomes fun for you
Yes, running is something fun. Running also helps in releasing endorphins which are better than any prescription antidepressant. Now, let’s be honest – the first three miles of a long run is anything but fun. The initial miles are more about acclimatizing ourselves to the track and setting the pace. At first, all these may seem challenging. But, once the endorphins kick in, once you set the pace, as well as once you fall into the rhythm, you will feel unstoppable. And, that is so much fun.
The following night after their long run is complete freedom in a runner’s life
So, what will happen if you hanker for half a pizza on a Saturday night? Runners know exactly what they cannot afford to eat. Yes, their diets in the most of the time are restrictive. Also, they are a complex combination of what they should eat and what works best for their body type may be. They know that they cannot indulge in greasy, as well as oily or too much fibrous diet the night before their long run. But, the following night after their long run is complete freedom in the life of the runner. If they have fueled properly throughout the week, they can devour a delicious pizza piece or maybe a cheat dinner, post-run and still maintain their calories-in-to-calories-out ratio for the day.
Crossing the finish line, as well as celebrating your success with friends and family is after all the ultimate reward for the miles which you have racked up
Are you much into social media self-promotion? Then, running will be something great for you. Taking that perfect sweaty selfie, as well as uploading after-run selfies to your Instagram profile is not just fun, but it also adds to your self-esteem and confidence level. Certainly, crossing the finish line, as well as celebrating your success with friends and family is after all the ultimate reward for the miles which you have racked up.
You get the feeling of becoming that ultimate ‘go-to place,’ the motivator for a fitter, as well as better tomorrow – and that is fun
At some point during the cycle of training, you may start to feel sympathy for the non-runners when you notice them saying, how they wish to follow your footsteps, as well as how they wish that they could run that far. You get that feeling of becoming that ultimate ‘go-to place,’ the motivator for a fitter, as well as better tomorrow – and that is fun for you.
So, let’s go back to the question that we started with – is running fun for you?
It is probably not fun when you are in runner’s pain, maybe it is not so fun to walk with a blister, or maybe it is not so fun when you order for whole wheat bread or lean protein and when your friends load up on tasty treats. However, running is fun when you silently sneak out of the door and just start running. Running is actually fun when the ‘mind clearing magic’ of run envelopes you. Yes, running then becomes the most fun part of your life.