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Born and raised Portuguese. I have lived in Poland, Brazil, Czech Republic and now I'm in the beautiful Sweden.
My blog, just like my brain, is a blend of languages. Welcome!

quinta-feira, 19 de maio de 2016

More than running

One of the worst things you can tell a runner is "why do you go to all these races? You never win anyway!".

Running is more than going to races, therefore amateur runners run to beat themselves and not other runners. Otherwise it would be like inviting Gordon Ramsey over for dinner and expect to cook better than him. 
Running is so much more than the 2h I run during a race.
Running is the excitement of beginning a new training plan.
Running is slowly improving over the weeks and feel good about ourselves.
Running is the awesome feeling that comes after finishing a run that we almost skipped because the weather was bad.
Running is also about the days you just couldn't make it.
Running is eagerly wait for your favourite race since the day you register for it, months before it happens.
Running is the butterflies in you feel in your belly the week before the oh long awaited race day.
Running is also about picking up your start number and feel all the excitation in the air.
Running is about guessing or predicting your time, knowing that no matter what... it's ok.
Running is so much about the meal you eat after the race. And that extra piece of chocolate you know you deserve.
Running is about the rest allowed after a race, weather you did well or not. 
Until you start it all over again.

You see now? I do win every race!

4 comentários:

  1. Well said, Sara! I have been on a running break. I'm getting ready to start back, though. I have missed it.

    1. It's good to have a break now and then, so when you return you will enjoy it even more!

  2. For an exercise phobic like me, I think running or any other sport is about having the discipline to train day after day whether you feel like it or not. It´s a life choice. Well done to you Sara and to all those who have it!

    1. It is a lot about discipline, but if there wouldn't be joy and happiness as well most amateurs wouldn't probably do it.
      It's also good we don't like the same things, how boring would the world be!


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