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The pleasure of running

I got online and found a twelve week training program which I am using to prepare for my first half marathon this year. There are so many benefits to walking/running regularly.

When I got back from my run yesterday, I had more energy, I solved an important issue that was on my mind and my appetite was huge. I realized over and over again the blessings of running.

Running is now on my calendar, as an important item, a way of investing into the future of health. When I stop running, it takes two to three weeks to gain back what I have lost. So the more I stay with it, the easier it becomes to run.

I run new routers all the time. I take narrow dirt country roads and trails. I learn about my community by running. I run by people having their evening terere (Paraguayan cold beverage), or playing soccer and volleyball. I ran by some elderly people, sitting on their rocking chair, who probably would like to be shave off a few years and run too.

On my run yesterday I ran by a man in a wheelchair. He smiled and tried to start a conversation. I smiled back and continued my run. I had another reason to be thankful and run. I thanked God for health and legs to walk and run.

I ran until two mean dogs would not let me go any further. It was time to run back home and share a terere with sweetheart Nancy.


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