Athletics Magazine

16 Ways Running Is There for You

By Brisdon @shutuprun
I'm not going to blog in depth about the election because I'm sure you are as eff'ing sick of the fall out as I am. But, I will say, I have been trying very hard to see both sides of things, which has involved educating myself as much as possible about the entire picture. Both sides. I feel it's my duty as a US citizen to be well informed and to realize the country has spoken. No matter what side I am on. Bottom line, I tell my kids to be productive, to be kind and to fight for what they believe. I'm encouraged that they care as much as they do about the process and want what is just and what is right. I love that we have open and candid family discussions. I want them to be inclusive. I want them to not be apathetic. This was Sam's first year to vote and he took it seriously. And, Emma will follow in 2020. Through all of this and through any tough time I am forever grateful for running.  It's an escape as much as it is a therapy session and a means of getting perspective. I come back from runs a more balanced and better person overall. This weekend I was lucky enough to have my therapy session in Frisco, Colorado. 16 Ways Running Is There for You But, even if you can't run in the Colorado mountains or on a white sandy beach, all it takes is lacing up and getting out. And, remembering that...
  1. Running is there for you when your heart is broken.
  2. Running is there for you when you lose a loved one.
  3. Running is there for you when you feel like a failure as a parent and need some perspective.
  4. Running is there for you after a stupid argument with your spouse or best friend.
  5. Running is there for you when you are crying so hard you can hardly see.
  6. Running is there for you when you listen to the news and start to once again feel despondent about the state of things.
  7. Running is there for you when  you are fighting addiction.
  8. Running is there for you when you are bursting with happiness.
  9. Running is there for you when you need a mental boost.
  10. Running is there for you when nothing has turned out how you thought it would.
  11. Running is there for you to make you feel strong.
  12. Running is there for you when your pet dies.
  13. Running is there for you when you need a do-over.
  14. Running is there for you when you are recovering from illness.
  15. Running is there for you when your house is a mess, when bills need to be paid and when the toilet is overflowing. 
  16. Running is there for you when no one else is.
How has running rescued you or made you better? SUAR

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