Runner's World (UK)
WHAT’S THE BEST THING RUNNING OFFERS YOU DURING THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN?
‘Fresh air and a sense of normality. For a few minutes, I can enjoy the beauty of nature and forget what’s happening in the world.’
‘A sense of normality and a renewed appreciation of the countryside on my doorstep. Earlymorning canicross runs in the peace and tranquillity of the country lane, with just the wildlife for company (and the dog).’
Wilkinson ‘Running helps me to calm the mind and to focus on the here and now. We often live in the past in our minds, letting moments pass by. Running also keeps me healthy, because vitamin D (from the sun) is vital for a strong immune system.’
‘Peace and quiet with my thoughts and music; the whole situation terrifies me, so this takes me to a happy place.’
‘Space and not worrying about going near people. Currently running around my garden like a hamster, doing two miles (144 laps) each day. Boring, but still running.’ Joanne Briggs