The courage to run

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This is why running will change your life.

 

When you first run for more than 5 minutes in a row, it will give you the courage to do it again.

When you run your first race, it will give you the courage to do it again.

When you run your first marathon you will say ‘never again’.

24 hours later you will be searching the internet for your next challenge.

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And then that courage starts spilling out into other areas of your life.

You’ll think nothing of running out in the bush, on trails, on your own. Or early in the morning, or in the rain, or the freezing cold.

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You will feel this amazing relentless compulsion to do more.

Trying new things seems exciting, not frightening.

You’ll get a better job, change careers, begin rockclimbing, or surfing, or gunzelling.

You’ll start your own business, write that great Australian novel, learn to play a musical instrument.

 

That is what people really mean when they say running changed their life.

It opens up your world.

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