If you want to run faster or longer, you first got to learn how to run easy!
And that’s what an easy run is all about.
To run easy & relaxed, just putting in an easy effort.
Easy run, also known as a recovery run, is to train yourself to give an easy effort for those 20-30 minutes & just relax and have fun, maybe recover from a hard workout or a hard day at work or simply to clear your head.
It helps to build endurance while still running stress-free, feel-good & motivated to come back to the starting line again.
Better, stronger & more resilient than when you left.
It’s about running & it’s also not about running.
It applies to our work, relationships & life.
My most important takeaway from an easy run is that-
Just like not all runs are meant to be tuff,
Not all days are meant to be tuff.
Sometimes all you need is to just give in an easy effort & enjoy the ride.
And leave with a big smile & a happy heart looking forward to coming back again!🏃♂️💪✨
Growth in one area of life inspires growth in all areas of life.
My pics above are proof of this as I lost nearly 8 Kgs over time through running.
The one on the left is me in late 2018.
Struggling in almost all areas of my life – health, career, relationship or finance.
Trying to bring it all together though with little progress.
Then through a lucky accident, a friend introduced me to running.
Seeing her run every morning inspired me to give it a try too!
The start was painful, to say the least, yet I didn’t give up.
It was a commitment I’d made with myself for my health & fitness. I had to live up to it.
Just kept reminding myself of this whenever I felt like taking a break or giving up completely and continued to show up anyway.
In 3 months time, something amazing started to happen.
People who saw me after a while started complimenting me that I’ve lost a lot.
This further motivated me to stay at it while I’d already started taking this newfound energy & confidence into other areas of my life.
The precious lessons that running taught me started to bleed into all areas of my life & started benefiting them.
Over time, I lost nearly 8 Kgs of excess body weight but more than that I gained: – Immense self-confidence – Endurance – Self-awareness – Self-love – A source of strength – A calmer, more relaxed state of mind – A fresh perspective to look at things – Ability to make myself feel good – Better health overall – Improved quality of life – Happiness
…and so much more than maybe I can’t fully express in words.
It all started just by running with purpose.
This is why I believe we should never underestimate the power of little healthy shifts & habits.
Test, experiment & find one single healthy habit to do at least 4-5 days a week.
Even if it’s something as simple as 30 mins brisk walk every day (tbh, it’s great actually).
Get started & stick with it.
Make it your constant to keep coming back to no matter what.
In time, its results will surprise you, beyond the obvious health benefits.
And you’ll feel the shift in your energy & see how things start turning around for you✨