Since my first 26k in Barcelona, my new goal is to discover more of the new cities I visit, through running. My last adventure was in Budapest, Hungary.
I think in life we all have our reasons… For me, being active into sports is not only a form of self-expression but also one of the best ways to discover the world from the inside out.
We started quite spontaneous, not planning too much, just pack & go. We, means my lover and myself. Before we met, sports were already part of our life style.
But since we are a couple, when training and not only, we’ve learned to act as a team and take care of one another.
Every stage you get through is a journey itself. You equally learn about the other and about yourself. Pain, physically and sometimes mentally, is part of the story, but here comes in place, consistency.
I use discipline to create new habits and I try to be consistent in pursuing my goals. Ultimately, I manage to create a new life style, based on authenticity, following passion and feeling alive.
When you bike 60k for fun, in a sunny, beautiful day of September, because you consider is the best way to create a new moment, that is another brick you put to build the bridge between what you are and what you dream to become.
When you get up and the only thing you can think of is to go out and run because you didn’t do it the evening before, as you planned to, right there, the new habit is taking place.
The beauty side of it is that you don’t need to always perform. You have nothing to prove to anybody, except yourself, because sometimes you don’t get the results right away.
Writing this blog post is about being consistent in developing new skills rather than playing smart. But, I confess, sometimes I am getting a bit geeky around it.
Neurogenesis studies shows that running helps growing new brain cells in the hippocampus, the area responsible for learning, memory, mood and emotion.