Imagine you are training for a marathon and your plan calls for a 20 miler this weekend. Does that sound fun?
Have you noticed that we speak of playing golf, playing tennis, playing hockey, etc., but we don’t say, “I’m playing marathon training”.
In endurance sports we run, we swim, we cycle, we lift weights. We don’t play.
But we should play!
Play is a strong biological drive that helps us children develop and continues into adulthood.
From an article on The Importance of Play for Adults,
Playing is just as important for adults as it is for children. Among its many benefits, adult play can boost your creativity, sharpen your sense of humor, and help you cope better with stress.
The trick is to look at running as “play”. Here are elements that make running fun: Continue Reading →