In the morning newspaper I could read about a research, where the result was: Danish enjoy fitness, if it is for fun!
This means that most Danish like exercising with other people, and generally sports when they can say that it is just funny!
This is great, the first motivation though is the health, that makes also Danish to sign themselves in to a Fitness Club or other motion club, and after follows the fun part of motion.
But, could I see this fun part this morning, when I went in a gray rainy morning for my weekly long run into the “Dyrehavn”??? I was feeling enjoyable myself, as finally I can enjoy the running!!! Just that I can run is the fantastic feeling that I get when I step out to the forest nearby It took me couple of months to get there I am now, with hard mental work… To be patient, and stay cool with running, and wait for the better times… And the time is here now, and everytime I get out for a run, it is the best enjoyable thing for me, I just love it. No matter if it is raining, windy etc. I love it!
So back to the fun part of motion… I saw a lot of runners on my way, I think most of them training for the Eremitage run, that will be hold in 2 weeks in the forest. Many were running alone, but a lot as well with others. But what I was looking at most: the runners did not seem to have fun! But opposite, I saw so many unhappy faces We just tend to forget that running is also motion and fun!
I always say good morning for the early morning runners, just to make the feeling more “cozy”… It is not many who is responding… And they even say that Danish are one of the happiest nations in the world, are they? This is my wonder after my morning run, are the Danish one of the happiest nation in the world and are they really doing exercise for fun???
Maybe so, they just hide it a little I think.
One cool thing that I found out, if you actually smile when you run, sometimes you run a little faster. It sounds silly, but try it, and you will see.
Enjoy your day, enjoy all the marvellous things you can do, enjoy even your run in a grey rainy morning in the forest, and see you out there next time – with a happy face !
and if you meet me, you better say good morning, or else you will see the dark side of me