What I've learned from distance running Like 0 Twitter Alex Anderson Follow June 4, 2016, 10:55 a.m. in Life and Styles Views: 729 Like us on facebook I wrote this in the middle of an ultra last year- it was a 12 hour overnight run and I took my usual 20 min break at 2am, and started to list things I’d learned over the previous seven hours. It’s amazing how runnign for that long really clarifies your thoughts and puts things into perspective! The notes turned into a poem which I haven’t edited since because I want it to reflect my thoughts mid-ultra. So… What I’ve learned from distance running: There’s no secret or special skill. You just put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Don’t forget to look at how far you’ve already come. Sometimes you feel fucking amazing like you can do anything; other times it hurts like hell and you feel shit. There are times when you want to quit, you can’t seem to get rid of negative thoughts, or everything seems too overwhelming. Then you need to slow down, assess, stop if you need to, or take a break. Focus on the moment you’re in, try your best in that moment. Don’t even think about speed or times. Fuel yourself properly and drink lots of water. alk the hills- you’ll get there in the same amount of time. Run your own race. Don’t feel guilty for running at your own pace. Look around you at the scenery, find something nice in every moment. Breathe. Have fun. The same rules apply to life. Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles My Ultimate Car Trip Playlist Life and Styles My Satellite Life and Styles Pregnant and Loving it?