The Key to Running Every Day Is to Not Run Every Day

An all-or-nothing approach to running won’t get you very far (literally).

Till Kaeslin
Oct 19, 2020 · 4 min read

When I was in High School, I used to say I ran every day.

It wasn’t in spite of that single rest day that I could confidently say that I was running every day, but because of it.

If you don’t make exceptions, you’ll trick your mind into thinking you’ve failed before you’ve even given yourself a chance to succeed.

Except no one’s told you that almost no one runs every single day.

Here comes the great irony: If you just took that one day as a sign that your mind and body needed a rest, you could’ve kept up your habit.

My advice? Don’t take the “every day” part of running every day so literally.

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Runner's Life is a publication for advice and stories from the intersection of running and life. By runners, for runners.

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20-something writing from my Facebook marketplace-adopted desk in Harlem * Sender of ‘That’s Gay’, the newsletter * https://linktr.ee/tillkaeslin

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Runner's Life is a publication for advice and stories from the intersection of running and life. By runners, for runners.

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