Why I run?

By Lindsay Dixon

 
I got the running bug from my parents who started running in the 1970’s, a time when it was still a rare sight to see your neighbour lace up a pair of sneakers.

 

Like most runners, I started with short distances, but gradually, I found myself attracted to the mental demands long distance running requires.  To date I have run several marathons, including the Boston marathon in 2006, and have completed a few triathlons as well.
For me, running has been many things; a feeling of being free, a time for reflection, the sense that with a little hard work, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Being a runner is truly an individual sport, even when you run as a part of a group. It is a test of will, and physical and mental strength. On those long distance runs, it is a time to listen to your body and come face to face with your own determination.
One of my passions is to help runners and endurance athletes keep active. From personal experience, I understand the joy of running and am truly passionate about helping people keep up their active journey.
Lindsay Dixon is a certified Athletic Therapist and Kinesiologist. Lindsay specializes in injury prevention and holistic healthcare. She is currently in her 5th year of studies at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Lindsay incorporates osteopathic manual techniques and philosophy into her practice. She is an ongoing contributor to the Canadian Running Magazine. Find her at
www.dixonathletics.ca

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