The Joys of Running

By Katie Corbett



I have recently taken up running. I am in the midst of my fourth week of the Couch to 5K running plan. I have discovered throughout these weeks that running helps me in some amazing ways.


Running gives me something to strive for. Each day I run, I am getting closer to my goal. This keeps me motivated on days when I do not feel like running.



I am excited to think of myself as an athlete. I decided I wanted to be a runner long before I ran my first race. I trained for and ran a 5K back in 2016, and I am excited to be doing it again.


It is my hope that running will help me be more social. Many other people enjoy running, both casually and competitively, and I will need to run with someone in order to run races. (Blind runners hold onto a cord and a sighted person holds onto the other end and they are about 18 inches apart. That way the blind runner can be guided by the cited person without being too close.) I’m excited to meet new people, and run with others as part of my journey.



Have you recently taken up a new hobby? What benefits does it provide for you? I would love to know, so feel free to leave me a comment.


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