Running Transformation #1

Adds more “life” to your years.   I once heard it said for every 12 or 13 minutes you run at a time, you add one more minute to your life span!  Doesn’t seem so bad, eh?  You get to add one more minute to your life expectancy just because you went for a short run!  I don’t have any evidence to prove this to the contrary, so I am going with it.  Some would argue, “Well, if it takes that much time to gain a minute, I’d just as soon rather not run.  Besides, I’ve heard of people dying while running, so what’s the point?” 
They would be right about that last bit.  Veteran runner and author, Jim Fixx, died at the age of 52 of a massive heart attack, after his daily run. The autopsy revealed that atherosclerosis had blocked one coronary artery 95%, a second 85%, and a third 50%. Many who opposed his beliefs said this was proof running was harmful.  However, Fixx came from a family where the men had poor health histories. His father suffered a heart attack at the age of 35 and died of one at 42. Given Fixx’s unhealthy lifestyle until he took up running, many argued that running added many years to his life.

Alas, the overall key idea that this #1 transformational tip gives  perfectly sums up everything I have been saying for this entire series of 10 tips.  Not only does running add more physical longevity to your body being here longer than you might plan or expect.  It adds more “life” to the years you have.  More energy, more time and space created as a result of that energy to DO what you love and love what you DO.  It allows you to BE who you were meant to BE when you are full of energy in enjoying that time and space freedom.  It also allows you to HAVE all the things you want to have as a result of your joy-filled Spirit and energy filled body that goes after what it wants and accepts where it is at in that moment.  Life lessons come through this running and expanded life expectancy.  You learn about yourself through the good runs and the not so good runs.  And after you get over yourself being injured, then you find peace within that period of time of being “down” and not being able to run.  That acceptance brings with it a returned joy when you are able to run again.  You don’t (or at least rarely won’t) every take running for granted again.  And THAT, my friends, is what running, and ultimately, life, is all about.  Enjoying the journey of your life through your running and all the seasons that come your way.

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