I’ve been running for a few years now and I swear I’m constantly learning something new. Sometimes it’s about myself, sometimes it’s about running, sometimes it’s what to do, sometimes it’s what NOT to do but regardless, it’s always got me thinking and learning.
One of the lessons I’ve learned is that every mile counts.
I used to think if I didn’t go out and run 2+ miles, then it didn’t count. If I ran as part of another workout, it didn’t count. If I didn’t run my full training distance for the day, it didn’t count.
I’m sure for anyone else reading that, you think I’m crazy. But it’s a battle that I’ve been facing for a few years now and one that I’ve finally come around to accept: every mile, every partial mile, every run counts.
It’s an important lesson – for me, for you, for the new runner, for the seasoned runner, for everyone. Every run counts.