For me, it allows me to be patient with myself apart from improving my stamina. When I run short of breath, I tell myself, there’s not very far to go. At times, the only thing that’s in my mind is, “don’t stop, just put one foot in front of the other, one, two, one, two…. just repeat and we’ll get there.” Then I’ll surprise myself by completing 10km without stopping.
Apart from that, when else would you have time in your regular weekdays, to exercise while indulge yourself in the most breathtaking of sunsets?! It really is a peaceful sport and one that you need no company or classes to do.
Remember to keep to the balls of your feet! And perhaps read a bit on how to start and improve your running. There’s tons of articles on Google!
Pictures taken at Waterfront, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo with a Samsung Note 3 smartphone in April.