Running has never been just about physical health for me. Running is good for my mental health too.
Initially I started to run to lose a bit of weight and be a little healthier but, quickly it evolved into far more than that.
I run in silence with no distractions. Sometimes I talk to myself, often I pray, listen, reflect and focus. I’m slow. That doesn’t matter. Football isn’t the same. The spin bike isn’t the same.
And, there is no accompanying diet or strict regime. Everything else for me is about moderation and balance.
More importantly, I am thankful that heading into my forties, I can still run a minimum of 5k three times per week and feel a lot better as a result.