Run, Forrest, Run. Or how running can reduce stress

I personally like to walk. I can walk hours and never get tired of it. However running was always challenge for me. I felt out of breathe so fast, there was pain in my knees and most importantly I couldn’t understand the main idea of jogging.

However this summer was different to me. My mind was full of different thoughts, I wasn’t sure about decisions I needed to make. And I was just randomly searching for yoga or pilates classes somewhere near my home.
And I saw the info about runners community. They used to meet three times a week and run together in different park. Doing sport and breathing fresh air seemed like a good idea to me. So I pressed a button “Going” and there was no way back.

So in this article I will tell you why I actually liked this experience:

No music rule. I brought headphones in my first training. So they told me at once to put it back to my pocket. All of members of the club were really friendly and they prefer to talk to each other during their trainings as this is how they control their speed. They told me that I need to be running and talking at the same time without getting out of breathe, so when I adjust it, it will be my perfect speed.


Training in a group of people is actually more entertaining than training by myself.
The time flies faster, plus I was a kind of pushing myself to run better and faster. I would never do it by myself.
So running from this point of view is teaching to see your hidden potential.

Most of the people started to run to fight with the stress.
This was just a very interesting discovery for me. During the training sessions I was talking to more and more people. And almost all of them were saying that running helps them to reduce stress and a kind of distract from problems at work or home.

Some people say that in order to reduce stress you need to run in the morning. I think that running any time of the day can help to reduce stress.
I felt much more calm and peaceful after training sessions. I felt like I wasn’t concentrated on my problems non-stop. I actually started to be more present.

During running I felt a better myself.
Of course running needs physical efforts. But while I was pushing myself to run faster or run more, I actually felt like I can do the same thing about my life!

Overall being a part of Running Club was a great experience! I highly recommend to find it in the city your live and give it a try!

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