Chapter 1: Conclusion
I have a busy and pressured job. My colleagues often ask me how I have so much energy. They imagine that because I have an active lifestyle as well as a demanding career, I would be perpetually tired. The truth is the opposite. My running gives me both physical and mental energy, and the confidence to juggle a busy life.
I generally run in the mornings, because that way I know that there will be no unexpected demands that will intervene to stop me running. If I try to run after work, I often find I cannot get away from the office in time. I also keep my running kit and shoes in my office, ready for a spare hour when I can go for a quick run during the day. (I am lucky enough to have shower facilities in my office.)
Taking up running is a challenge at first. Stick at it: after a while it will become easier, and eventually it will become a natural and rewarding part of your life. As a fellow runner, I hope that this book will help you to test your own limits and find your own inner strengths.