The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.
Do you want to be the fastest runner you can possibly be?
There is a whole community of bloggers out there who focus solely on running. Running bloggers live and dream running, racing, and winning those said races.
I am not one of those bloggers.
I barely even consider myself a runner. I did my first 5K run that was not even a real race according to many serious runners. After all, laughing and getting colored corn starch on my clothes and hair can hardly be determined as a serious race. We didn’t even have bibs!
I don’t complain. I never saw myself as a runner anyway.
I did try to get into running last year though around the time I went to NYC for the first time (and had the time of my life, I need to go back!). I mean, how can you NOT be near Central Park for 5 days and NOT go running through it? It’s like a sin. You have to take advantage of it. And take advantage, I did.
Being in the blogging community, it’s easy to feel down on yourself if you aren’t perfect at something. Bloggers always talk about how great they are at running or lifting or eating clean. It’s great. It can be extremely motivating and inspiring, but it can also be a little intimidating and discouraging at times as well.
I haven’t gone running since it got cold outside because I’m just not a big fan of treadmills. I actually enjoyed going for runs outside (well, they were more like jogs, I’m not very fast) and enjoying the beautiful crisp morning air and wind in my hair, and the fresh morning scent of the leaves and trees, and the chirping of the birds when you’re warming up or cooling down (and music blaring when you do run, I can’t run without music). It’s a nice feeling. No wonder people call it “therapeutic.”