Back in 1991 I would run alone and everywhere: despite teaching 4 hours of aerobics, I'd still run 10 km every day.
In the summer my nickname was "the blonde runner", in San Felice Circeo.
Runners were few and far between back in the day and the sport referred to today as 'fitness' was uncharted territory for the vast majority of people. Today, almost 30 years on, I'm no longer alone, in fact as I run along the Lungotevere I can't help noticing just how many people enjoy this activity.
Why do I like running? It's more about mind than body.
Running frees your mind. It's the anti-stress remedy par excellence: with your own special and more reflective music (or without music altogether), running turns into a meditative experience.
It is a moment for taking your body for a walk, feeling the air fill your lungs and more importantly, boosting your brain with serotonin and endorphins (sun for serotonin and sport for endorphins).
If you've never tried running, imagine your face if I were to invite you to come with me...you're turning your nose up at the thought of it, aren't you?
Don't do it, because once you catch your second wind, you'll be hooked, running will be your drug and what's more, it will be good for you!
Here are a few tips on how to catch your second wind and turn running into something you love, rather than hate.