11 Life Lessons I Learned From Running

Running can give you time to clear your mind, to think about important things or nothing at all. It occurred to me that a lot of the lessons I’ve learned from running apply to life as well.

  1. It’s easy to over-complicate.
  2. You need proper equipment.
  3. It’s easier with a goal.
  4. Pace yourself.
  5. Sometimes you need a break.
  6. Conversely, sometimes you have to push through.
  7. It’s hard to get going again once you slow down.
  8. It’s harder by yourself.
  9. There’s no time like the present to get started.
  10. You get better with practice.
  11. Look around and enjoy the view.

I have expanded each of these lessons into a post of their own and have linked to them above. None of them are overly long, you can read the whole list in a fairly short time. I’m sure you will find something valuable for your own life.