So today as I read the subtitle of my blog, I decide to be true to it for a little while and actually write about running. My blog after all does say: “Running, whole foods, veganism, pesceterianism and other things in general” but I mainly post about other things in general. So here goes…..
Running is a very natural talent that we’re all born with. Not all us are designed to be Bolt. But we’re all designed to run. Then we have the knee issues, the lower back ache, the sore feet, and the popular shin splits. Here’s why I think we get those and I just think they’re simply because of 2 simple reasons.
- We stop being who we’re suppose to be: So let me elaborate, we’re born, we crawl, we walk baby steps ( literally baby steps ) and then we run and walk a lot. Then we start school, have jobs, start living this so-called life and we start sitting on our asses all day long. We become mature, lazy ass responsible adults. Not only do we start running but we stop even walking enough. Then we finally decide to start running 20 years later, we have bad form, don’t run right, and just become a running catastrophe. You have forgotten how to run and this is what happens when you stop doing it for 10-20 years.
- You overdo it: Then we have the fanatics, the enthusiasts, the people who run just to run. They start running after a long while day and night and get pretty good at it but just end up getting hurt cause they start over doing it.
Those are the main and if only the 2 reasons why it can be bad for us. So those of you who hate running, cardio or whatever. Remember, being in a gym isn’t natural, playing with our phones for hours isn’t natural, tv isn’t natural. But RUNNING is. So a friendly tip, go walk. Start a new lifestyle. Put on your headphones if you’re too bored and do it. Ask a friend, a relative or a stranger to join you. Go out there and do what you’re designed to do until it becomes a default. And not the other way around. We go to our smart phones by default, and that’s unnatural.
When you’re confident with walking then throw in a little jog. We’re born to be in the wild man! At least for some time. So let’s act like it. I’m definitely not designed to stay up this late and I can feel it.