How 1 Crappy Run Set Me on a Path to Reclaim My Health, Repair My Relationships and Reinvigorate My Life

If you want to improve your mental state, start with your body.

I experienced this myself last year as I went from an unhealthy and ruinous version of myself into…well into something else. Something not that I guess.

Running has always been an outlet for me. The day I decided to shed this lesser self, I went on my first run in almost two years.

Maybe “run” isn’t the word. More like shamble perhaps. It sucked.

But it was Day 1.

Which meant there could be a Day 2.

Which everything else since has been built upon.

Humble beginnings from a slow, painful run of barely a single mile.

As good habits replaced destructive tendencies, an amazing thing happened.

I gained clarity, accountability, and most importantly; confidence.

These newfound traits helped me lose over 55 pounds and reclaim my health.

They helped me repair my relationships as I became more like the person I could be instead of just settling for the one that was.

They reminded me of my most compelling aspirations and how I was really good at talking about them and really bad at doing anything about.

And through it all, they helped me realized my life was enviable and I was squandering it in every conceivable way.

And they provided the mental fortitude to face the truth.

Which made me want to do something about it.

So I did.

And so can you.

If you want to do something, all you have to do is do it.

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