Did you ever want to quit running? Does that ever cross your mind?
I met up a runner friend who has been running for a long time and became my friend very recently. When she told me that she wanted to quit running sometime back, it took me a while to comprehend the depth of what she was trying to say. She’s been a podium finisher for a while now, so would she want to quit running? Why would that even cross her mind???
The question stays with me
I asked myself this question, and there came a few more…
- Did you ever want to quit running for some months or really quit it forever?
- And then, Did you?
- And when you did – did you give up on your decision and get back to it?
- Was it lack of sleep? Tired?
- Was running stressing you out?
I know I won’t quit running because I am bored, or because I am lazy or because my knees hurt. Maybe a serious injury might ask me to find my high in another sport. I like the challenge Running throws at me mentally and physically. Being able to figure those challenges, overcoming them, running with my run buddies, sometimes alone, - it's a panoply of reasons that will get me back on the road!
I also came across this wonderful article on the Telegraph. What happens when a runner gives up running? Click here