Running Shapes You As An Individual!

Whatever we do, no matter how big or small shapes us up as an individual. Likewise, running shapes up the bodies and minds of the runners, becoming the heart & soul of those who have the sport in their blood.

Running has a give & take relationship – letโ€™s see how!


We typically visualize a runner as someone with a fit physique and outlook. However, all runners are not same – they have different bodies! Hence, becoming a runner requires a lot from your body, especially while initiating or returning after a break.

Developing a running habit may have varied impacts on your body. However, once you fix your thought on it & are ready to give it all, be convinced it will not leave without returning the favor ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  • Healthy body -> Less risk of diseases
  • Stronger knees
  • Enhanced stamina
  • Strengthened bones
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Well-shaped and strong legs, hips, calves, thighs, abs, & shoulders
  • Nay to extra calories
  • Live more ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

However, with running, you need to balance & focus on other activities as well. This could include exercises, yoga, indoor cycling, swimming, etc.


Well, for our body to say Yes to anything, our brain must support it. Therefore, a strong body wonโ€™t help unless you have a strong mind! Do you? Then, be prepared to embrace its gifts as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It will lift your mood & take all the depression away.
  • It enhances the focusing skill of your mind.
  • It helps you have a deep & peaceful sleep.
  • It positively shapes your mind, which helps counter age-related cerebral degeneration.
  • It grooms the brain in a way to reason sensibly in stressful situations.

However, how to build a strong mind & push a little harder for the next mile?

  • Monitor your progress

Do it daily; even a 0.1% progress each day will boost your confidence.

  • Visualize the outcome

Visualize the moment you just do it – sweaty face, fast breathing, cheering sounds, the road ahead but track behind – voila! Well, why just the outcome? Close your eyes & visualize the little progress you plan to make each day.

  • Try a different perception.

Running wonโ€™t always be a pleasant experience – thereโ€™d be a pain! The pain would bring unpleasant thoughts, โ€œIโ€™m really not fit!โ€ โ€œItโ€™s too hard for me!โ€ โ€œI canโ€™t!โ€ However, let’s this time tweak the sentences & see if it makes a difference – โ€œI am building my cardiovascular strength,โ€ โ€œIโ€™ll work hard for it!โ€ โ€œI can,โ€ โ€œMy body burns as it is getting stronger!โ€ Additionally, you may also assign yourself a success mantra. For instance, I have it in me, I am strong, I will evolve at each stage – physically & mentally, or whatever works for you.

  • Divide & Conquer

Divide your workout/routine/preparation plan into smaller chunks. Focus on each piece & the associated mini goal rather than on the entire target in one go.

  • Remember & Recall

Always remember your past experience in the right way, and recall your past runs & wins. If you have successfully gone 1 mile, no one can stop you from going 2!

Once your body & brain adjust to it, running can be a beautiful gift & infuse a feeling of freedom – enjoy the Freedom Run 2022!

Avani Raj Arora

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