Many of us turn to running for the physical benefits, whether we want to lose a few pounds, fit into a dress or maybe even fight the inevitable aging process. Regardless of why we began running in the first place, at some point, running starts to give more than it takes. Often, in ways we never could have imagined.
I have found that the older I become, the more I appreciate all that running has given me. It has become so much more than just physical exercise. Running has played a huge part in developing me as a person, mother, wife, friend, daughter, sister and career woman.
I saw this tag on Instagram a few weeks ago (for another sport) and loved it and thought it would be fun and amazing to hear what running has done for others in the running community.
#BecauseofRunning, I am more confident, happy, driven and content.
#BecauseofRunning, I have learned the true meaning of the phrase “the joy is in the journey.”
#BecauseofRunning, I have learned humility. There is always someone slower.
#BecauseofRunning, I have been humbled. There is always someone faster.
#BecauseofRunning, I have found that I am capable of so much more than I think I am.
#BecauseofRunning, I believe there is no dream too big.
#BecauseofRunning, I’ve learned the art of patience.
#BecauseofRunning, I found myself even when I didn’t realize I was lost.
#BecauseofRunning, the most amazing group of women are in my life.
#BecauseofRunning, I fought homesickness and loneliness during a deployment.
#BecauseofRunning, I have learned to love my body—and more for what it can do, that what it looks like.