I don’t peticularly love running, or anything. But I do feel strongly that it is one of those things your body should not forget how to do. Meaning, I need to remind my body that it CAN run.
Ways to achieve this without “going for a run”:
Run to check the mail.
Forget something on your list, then run through the store before all your items are scanned at the checkout and people start spitting at you.
Give your kids squirt guns.
Put your toddler on a bike and point him down a hill.
Climb tall hills and remember you have dinner in the oven- run home.
Race the kids to the driveway.
Run for shelter in a storm.
Run after your spouse/ child with their forgotten lunch.
Never walk up your stairs, always jog.
Play tag at the park.
There’s others, but you get the gist.
Don’t confuse these ways with WHY you need to know how to run. I’m getting to that.
If movies have taught us anything, we all know it’s the person at the back of the pack (the one that can’t run) that dies.
Let’s do a quick memory refresher incase you haven’t watched many films as of late.
Reasons to be sure you know how to run:
The big wave. That scene where the people all stand up at the beach holding their hands shielding their eyes looking at the massive wall of water in the distance. Then comes the yell, “RUN!” Sand is kicked up, people are screaming, umbrellas are being thrown into the air, and the water wall blocks out the sun. You better know how to run. Grab a kid or two and put your practice into action.
Or Dinosaurs. Why people in those movies feel safe with them in massive cages is beyond me. They always get out. And they always eat that dispensable character… who usually sucks at… you guessed it… running.
A great deal of time was once spent watching The Walking Dead. Do I recommend this? No, probably not. I fully blame my husband, and the catchy plot. But I still feel nervous when I see cars lined up in big lines in the summer with their belongings strapped here and there. I start thinking of exits. I start thinking zombies. Everyone knows if your unable to run, you’re zombie food, then… we’ll… a zombie- who can only ever walk fast. So yes, RUNNING is more important than speed walking. It’s life or death… and then a life of death stuck walking. So just work on that run.
“BOMB!” Is always closely followed by “RUN!” If you value limbs, which I do, you best know how to move it at a moments notice.
Wolves. There is a movie “The Grey” I unrecommend. But if you’ve seen it; well you don’t wanna be the weak runner at the back. With any predators for that matter.
Volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, fires, birds chasing you from the sky (Alfred Hitchcock), alien abductions (Alien series, X Files…), invasions, massive man eating worms that swallow you whole (Tremor videos), burning meteors, galloping bandits… oh the examples are endless!
But seriously, haven’t you found yourself on the edge of your seat begging that character to run faster?
And the danger always comes unexpectedly. You could start workin on your run ya know.
Something worth considering, just sayin.
Well, if the only thing I’ve convinced you of in all this- is the indeedly strange things I ponder and prepare for, or the odd movies I’ve seen- then here’s a practical reason to know how to run,
“Mom, I gotta go poop NOW!”