Every Wednesday, the Deb from Deb Runs will be providing a word about which to blog. Kind of like a nice little blog prompt. Posts can be fitness or health related, but don’t have to be, so really anyone can play along. Just be sure to link up with InLinkz on Deb’s main post, and share the love by reading and commenting on other’s participant’s posts.
This week’s Word is Heart.
But of course. It is February and Valentine’s Day is around the corner.
So how do you run with your heart?
- Run for someone else.
JA is a great kid who always has a smile on his face. He cannot run but he is always appreciate of my running and sends me encouraging emails. (This is his latest FB post: Thanks Darlene for being the world’s best runner buddy and a great source of support!)
- Run for how it makes YOU feel (not for a finish time or pace.)
I had one of my slowest times in this race but I still felt good about my run. It was hot. It was humid. It was windy. But I finished!!!!
- Run without a watch or mobile tracking device.
Sometimes you just have to run and not pay attention to pace. Pick a place where you like to run and leave the technology behind. Just enjoy!!
- Give the run or race your best effort.
I really did try to beat that 10 year old. I did not but I tried!! Sometimes you will succeed and most times you won’t. But always give it your all.
- Believe that you are stronger and capable of MORE than you think.
From 3.1 to 13.1. Yes, I never ran more than a 5k race when I attempted a half marathon. I was in disbelief when I completed my first half marathon. And I was almost 57 years old.
If you run with your heart, you can do anything!
Happy Running! How do you run with your heart?