28 Nov '16, 6pm

7 Ways That Running Makes You a Better Person

7 Ways That Running Makes You a Better Person

“It’s a trust that you get in yourself,” says Andrea Hanson, a 39-year-old life coach who took up running in 2000 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She had initially hit the pavement to help slow the degenerative disease, but she soon realized she was reaping other rewards. Hanson describes the mental strength she finds by lacing up her sneaks: “When you see yourself persevere, it builds confidence and trust that you are the type of person who can overcome obstacles.” Hanson relied on this self-trust recently when she and her family moved from their home in Dallas, Texas to Carbondale, Colorado, where her husband had gotten work. She didn’t know anyone in Colorado and describes the cities as being “as different as night and day.” “At first I felt like a stranger in a strange world,” Hanson recalls. Simple tasks—like going to the grocery store—seemed overwhelmi...

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