10 Things That Running Has Taught Me


10 things running has taught me medal wallI haven’t always been a runner.  If you follow along you know the story of how I stumbled into it and if you don’t then go read all my posts and catch up (haha). Here are 10 things that running has taught me:

1.  My body is capable of doing far more than I ever thought it could endure.

2.  Things that I never thought could chafe CAN.

3.  Every sport has bullies, but also heroes and running is no different.  Just because you don’t run 6 minute miles doesn’t mean you aren’t a runner and don’t let anyone tell you different.

4.  You need a strategy.  There is no exception. Grocery shopping, cleaning house, and even running 18 miles all require a strategy.

5.  If you want to have a conversation with God, run a marathon.  It will happen around mile 20.

6.  There is something more painful than a 20 mile training run and it is called a foam roller. It will become your sadistic friend.  Just go with it though, it helps.

7.  I hate being in a crowd of 15,000 people…unless it is while running a marathon, then it is the best thing ever!

8.  It isn’t just about training your body, it is also about training your mind.  If your mind wants to give up it is way harder to over come that than anything physical.  This goes for everything in life.

9.  Running really IS cheaper than therapy. (Except for the new shoes every 4 months, the race fees, hotel rooms, plane flights, super cute running skirts, and carb loading).

10.  Running has made me better.  A better mom, better physically, better mentally, and a better human being.

What has running taught you?

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10 things that running has taught me


  1. Megan | 11th May 15

    Thank you for this post. It’s something that I needed today, a reminder that running has taught me a lot of things too, and I need to get back into a regular running routine again.

    I’m so much stronger and more capable than I ever imagined, and I know I’m still no where near my limits. I’m happy when I run, even when it hurts, because at the end of that run, it was worth it. I can look awesome when I run, and indulge in my love of sparkles and bows and crazy patterns! I’ve made so many “friends” running, and while I may never see many of them again after the race is done, these people who gave me a push when I needed it most will be with me forever. Running makes me want to be a better person and actually helps make me that better person. Running has also helped me through some difficult times, and I will forever be grateful to my body and my running shoes and the streets I run down that have given me a place to let it all out and come out better on the other side. Running makes me feel alive, and nothing can take that away from me.

  2. wendyistakingthelongwayhome | 12th May 15

    All of the above! Running has taught me that I am strong and I am not old. Great post!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 12th May 15

      Thank you!!! 🙂

  3. Melanie | 12th May 15

    Great Post! Number 5 is so true!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 12th May 15

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. SKORA Running (@skoraRunning) | 18th Apr 16

    #8 all the way!

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