7 Ways to Experience the Joy of Running ...

Do you ever feel the joy of running? You know - the wind in your hair, basking in pleasure of the scenery as you run by and the feeling of leaving every stress on the road as you run. It is amazing how you can get lost in your run and feel so accomplished when you finish. I bet you never expected a workout to feel this good. If you love to run, you are accustomed to feeling this way. And I totally get you! If you do not love to run, still read on so that you can understand how to feel this great love of running. Running is amazing and it can only get better if you get in the right mindset to experience the joy of running!

1. Enjoy the Wind

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With the wind in your hair as you run along the winding road, you feel empowering, strong, and fearless. You feel like you can conquer the world and it is only 5am. Keep it up and enjoy the joy of running! If you have this mindset, it only gets better from here, so keep logging those miles to reshape your body and your life.

2. Do Some Soul Searching

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As you run, you find yourself reviewing your life goals and planning to better your life. If you are running a longer run, you have plenty of time to think, reflect and plan for your future. So use your runs as time for self-reflection. We can always be better, right? So make plans to do so and just do it!

3. Have Fun Bettering Your Health

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It is incredibly invigorating to run outside, feeling the fresh air and your strong body as you move along on the road. And the best part about running is that you are bettering your physical and mental health. So have fun bettering yourself and your life and run for fun today!

4. Enjoy the Beautiful Sights

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As you run by your neighbors, the tree lined streets, and pond at the park, you feel like the miles go by so quickly. With every step you just feel better and you experience the joy of running! So take it all in with each step, smile and enjoy the beauty of life as you run by!

5. Finish Feeling Accomplished

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When you finish your run, no matter what the pace or mileage, you always feel accomplished just knowing that you did it. So the next time you are thinking of running, stop thinking and just do it. You will be glad you chose to run!

6. Do Not Worry about Speed

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Running is a personal accomplishment so if you are stressing about your speed, stop stressing and just do it for yourself, starting today. If you want to run quicker, do it for yourself. But to do not focus so much on speed that you forget the joy of running.

7. Wash Away Your Blues

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As you run along the road and your body secretes endorphins, you'll feel amazing and all of a sudden your blues are washed away. All of a sudden you have a solution to the dilemma you are in. And everything seems great! It is amazing how quickly you feel better and if you were feeling down before, in a flash your frown is turned upside down. And you want to smile. If you do not feel this way yet, try to get in this happy mindset and enjoy your run today!

So tell me. Do you experience joy when you run? If not, get in a positive mindset and run for fun today. Forget the pace or mileage, get outside and just enjoy the beautiful world around you. Life is what you make of it, right? So make today a great day!

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