Then it became something else. You found yourself thinking about it at odd times. You looked forward to the next time just after the last time. You considered all the ways you could make it better.
And why not? This is one thing in your life that is always there for you. It always makes you feel good about yourself and about your day. It gets your heart racing and makes you feel more alive. Other things come and go, life changes. But this is something constant. It's something you can commit to. It always repays that commitment.
Then things start to settle down. You establish some routines. You might even realise you have been overdoing it. You have your first fight and get hurt. You might have to take a break from each other for a while. But you know you will be back as soon as you can.
That’s really when it becomes love. When you realise you are willing to put in the work, the consistent effort, even when things aren’t that exciting. It’s about going through the tough times and lows as well as the highs.
You give to it, and it gives to you.
Like love there is an assumption that it comes naturally when sometimes it doesn’t. Consider your coach a form of marriage guidance. Not literally, that’s your business. If we are doing our job right, there will always be times when you won’t feel like you need us. There are definitely times when we can save you from a lot of heartache. Regularly checking in stops you missing the care that made it so good in the first place. A coach can help ensure that your love of running becomes a lifelong partnership.
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