Today is Global National Hug A Runner Day…
So go out and hug any runner you know… Regardless if they run a mile, marathon or ultra. If they run a 8 minute mile vs a 20 minute mile. If their goal is to complete a marathon vs complete a 5k. Go out and hug someone who runs.
I have learned a lot of things from fellow runners and from participating in race events. Some positive, some bad.
I have learned that:
If you are not a runner, you do not understand why other people would run for hours or dedicate their time to train.
To be a runner takes a lot of dedication, commitment and devotion. A lot of the times there is so many other things to do during the day i.e. take care of family, go to work, errands and so forth. There are times we have to manage our time or give up something just to train for a long run. It is so easy to want to skip a run so you can sleep in or do something else but we can’t. We have to learn to be balanced.
Someone who sets a goal to compete in a running event has a certain meaning behind it. Everyone else’s meaning and goals differ.
Slower runners are often made fun of by faster runners. However, slower runners are sometimes just as inspirational compared to faster runners.
A lot of the time it is hard to do long runs because it can get boring and it is just you and your mind. That can be scary.
Running is 80 percent mental, 20 percent physical.
We often show a lot of resistance when it comes to running. We will train during bad weather, during an injury or when we are sick just so we can ensure that our goal is complete.
Whatever reason why the runner you know runs, today is the day to hug them. To show them your support, remind them that you encourage them and that you are trying to understand their meaning behind running .Even if you can’t you can show them you love them anyway.