I was interviewed by a Des Moines Register / Q Magazine reporter back in November about my running, why I run, and what my suggestions would be for new runners just starting out. I was contacted due to my involvement with Capital Striders and being on their board. Having helped Tasha find the love of running (at least at one point), I thought I had a few suggestions. The author, Cara Corey, did a fantastic job at conveying Tim Ives’ wisdom and actually making me look like I had something to offer as well.
The synopsis of why to run:
- Cardiovascular Fitness
- Reduced stress
- Sunshine and Fresh Air — although mentioning this in the middle of January is a bit of bait-switch. You could realistically name these opportunity to enjoy bleak winter light and -30F Wind Chill.
- Accomplishing Goals
- Me-Time – It initially sounds selfish, but I admit that I need time to myself and with that time away. I can better appreciate or renew the energy for the time with my family.
- Weight Loss Maintenance – 6 years at goal weight goes without saying…
- Making Friends