Two weeks ago, I was asked on twitter “how to get the runners high”. I’m no expert on running, but I have been posting on here since I started running with a group back in March/April. So I’ll do my best to answer it here.
At first I laughed and was like â€” oh god I hate running while I’m doing it most times. It feels SO good when you’re done. My friend asked me “when does it stop being so hard?” and I’m not sure that it does, really. Then again, some people are born natural runners, like my boyfriend for instance. He picked up running and is now training for his third Ironman (which is a marathon after the swim and bike!) I’m here struggling to convince myself to sign up for a 10k run.
But when I honestly stopped to think about it. I definitely experienced a runner’s high the most when I was in a “Learn to Run” running club at my gym. I always had a set schedule as to when I was going to run in a week. Whether or not I showed up to those three classes a week was a different story. But having the group of people to talk and laugh with, definitely made me want to keep going back and enjoy the running.
We stopped running together as a group, shortly after our first 5k race together in June. Running hasn’t been the same since! Different schedules and not having the same day to run with your friends and weeks go by and you haven’t seen anyone! It’s a bit sad because I do miss that group atmosphere and I definitely miss the friends that I have made while on that learn to run 5k journey.
I suggest that you find yourself a group and just join one, even if you don’t know anyone. I mean, that’s what I did and I met some fabulous people along the way who are now just really great friends of mine! Love you D & T!!! YAYY!!
I have said in the past. Running is all mental. Just try not to psych yourself out like I do and have breathing problems which are really non-existent.
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Quoted from me on June 16:
Also? The people who tell me that they cannot run, just havenâ€™t found their running partner yet. I found running so incredibly boring without music, and even then I couldnâ€™t run for that far. You need a running buddy and I definitely found one. She runs at the same pace as me, and we both motivate each other. She finds it difficult to start running at the beginning so Iâ€™m all â€œYou can do this! Itâ€™s all mental. Weâ€™ve practiced for this!â€ and then towards kilometer #3, Iâ€™m all wheezy and swearing under my breath cursing the damn runs, and sheâ€™s back at it with the â€œCâ€™mon we can see the finish lineâ€œ. Itâ€™s all motivation! I donâ€™t like stopping at the beginning, so Iâ€™m convincing her to giveâ€™r, and she wants to finish strong where as I want to walk and puke â€”but we donâ€™t let each other stop.
Do you get a runners high?