Running is Pure Joy
The weather is beautiful, life is good and it is time to run while Mother Nature is at her charming best.
Run, you say? Are you crazy? Yes, run and no, I’m not crazy.
Contrary to popular opinion, Man (and Woman) was meant to run; the human being is a running machine, built to outlast and to even outrun many other mammals. When was the last time you heard that? Probably never, is my guess.
One of the things seldom understood, in our daily nine-to-five lives, is that, on the other side of the world, some Africans were known to not only outrun a dangerous animal, they often outran their own prey. A good runner could outlast an antelope until the animal fell over dead from sheer exhaustion.
In the Western hemisphere, it is a fact of history that the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico, outran the Spanish invaders and, consequently, were never captured. In modern days, the Tarahumaras have been an inspiration to young American runners. These Indians have shown what running can do for the health and the body by competing in, and winning, long distance running marathons, sometimes at the ages of 50 plus years of age.
The sooner you start learning to appreciate this great gift of running, the better you will feel. Besides increasing health and vigor, learning to run consistently can be exhilarating and extremely fulfilling.
And just think what an inspiration you can be to friends and family by showing them how truly rewarding the habit of daily running can be. You do not have to break speed records or run for hundreds of miles. Just start. Run a little each day and soon you will look forward, everyday, to how good it feels to simply get your body moving.
So what’s stopping you? Grab those running shoes and go for it!Mail this post
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