“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”
— George S Patton
This week I had a lot of conversations about running. I think the universe wants to tell me something 🙂
I cannot describe myself as an avid runner. Yet I started running quite early in life, never tracked myself and always did it because I enjoyed it. Then I stopped for a very long time…
I started running again last year inspired by Preslav, my previous boss Christian and Nikos who are exceptional runners. I ran 10k at Stadtlauf Munich which boosted my motivation to the point where I was running on a regular basis tracking myself with Strava and Polar.
And then the winter came. I have not been running for a while and want to get back in the game. A question for the runners among you. What motivates you to run?
I got really curious to learn about running itself – what does it do to your body and mind. During my research, I found a set of articles that might be useful to you as well. The New York Times offers great advice on running here.
This is my first post on how to get back into running. I will be back with more posts on what helps (at least in my case).