Mary tells us how our running itself can be the reward of all our hard work. Calling yourself a runner. Realising the benefits you get from simply lacing up and heading out the door.
Talk to any runner. They will tell you that nothing beats that post-run feeling; positivity, energy and a sense that you are invincible. The stress of the day is lifted and you feel strong, confident and alert.
This article first appeared in The Irish Times in January 2016. You can read the full article online here.