Running is Easier Downhill

I realized something fairly obvious on today’s run, it’s a whole lot easier to run downhill.

It’s also easier—when it’s warm—to run in the shade, and with a slight breeze.

A lot like life, I suppose… it’s much easier with perfect conditions. When everything is going our way, we breeze through life. But just as on my run there were challenging moments when the sun was beating in my face, I was running uphill, and the air was still, in life we sometimes face less than ideal conditions.

While it’s not always fun, it’s in those challenging times we find out what we’re made of. When we make it through successfully, we’re able to stand just a little bit taller knowing we didn’t give up, instead we overcame.

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