Monday, July 19, 2010
Run, Forrest, Run!
I don't really like running that much. I like the idea of it. I would love to be able to say I've run a marathon. I just don't like running. My sister wants me to run this race with her and my friend and I are planning on doing this one next year with our husbands (wild, huh?)
Can you imagine us doing this...
Normally I only really get the urge to run when I am angry or I feel fat. But not when it is too hot, or too cold or too sunny or too dark. You get the picture. I'm just not a runner.
But listen to these stats I just came across! "A recent study has found that running...promotes a long, independent life. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine followed a group of runners for 21 years and found that elderly runners put off age-related disabilities for 16 years beyond their non-running counterparts." ("The Anti-Aging Diet", Good Housekeeping, 125-131,March 2009)
So even though I'm not fond of running, I think I need to add it into my routine. Because I'd much rather run now than be falling apart before I have to!