Who says speed is everything? Sometimes fast is great. But not always. Sometimes fast is good and slow is better.
5. Run slowly so you can take pictures of all the pretty things and all the pretty people you’re passing by. Bonus points if you can master the mid-stride running selfie.
4. Run slowly so you can take time to notice the other runners and high-five them as you pass in the opposite direction.
3. Run slowly so you can hear the conversations of those you’re passing or the advice or the compliments people call out as you run by. They might be saying “don’t look now but a bear is chasing you” but if you’re running too fast, you might only hear the “look” part of the statement and you think they are saying. “You look great, girl!” That’s not the right time to mishear a statement.
2. Run slowly to preserve your energy for when you find out there is indeed a bear chasing you, you can speed up and sprint.
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In the real world, you might just want to be able to sprint when you see people you know and who you want to be impressed by your running abilities – you might want to conserve some energy for that.
1. The top reason you might want to Run slowly is… because it’s awesome to be outside, running free and if you like something, don’t you want to savor it and take time to enjoy it?
Are you a fast or slow runner? I’m the queen of the slow run. This morning, it took me almost 30 minutes to run 2.5 miles but I enjoyed every second of it and I’d do it all over again if I could.
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