By Jackee Holder from en*theos
Feeling low, stuck with a problem at work or in your personal life? Get up and go for a walk. No really, walking is a natural way of solving problems, lowering stress and easing depression. According to a recent study by the UK Mental Health charity Mind, 90 percent of walkers reported improved self esteem after just one country walk.
I’m a great advocate of walking and it seems I’m not alone. Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo both loved to walk. Dickens in particular loved walking through the night, which certainly proved useful as so many of the novels and stories he penned are set during the night time.
A great story of the love of running Anne shares with her dad. Happy Father’s Day to all you inspiring Dads!!
I’ve been a long distance runner for as long as I can remember. It’s hard to believe that it all started with a run around the block with my dad. That small simple run has influenced and shaped my lifestyle, allowing me to complete numerous races throughout the years.
Growing up in Texas, my family and I spent a large amount of time training together and traveling to races throughout the state. My father was our biggest supporter, advocate, coach, and fan. He instilled this great talent in my brother, sister, and I. We all continue the tradition of marathon running to this day.
In 2009, I made a heavy decision to move to Columbus, separating myself great distances from my loved ones in New Mexico. Although states away, running has kept me connected to my family. My training here has now sparked a family trip to Ohio, to participate in the annual Columbus Marathon. Continue reading
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