#whywerun - Brady Threlfall
We recently had the pleasure of chatting to Brady Threlfall @bradytrell. Brady is extremely active in the running world and wears many different hats. He recently ran a 2:19 marathon in Berlin, is the producer and co-host of Australia's most downloaded Running Podcast - Inside Running Podcast and is a co-founder of Run2PB - an online coaching platform helping runners of all abilities achieve PBs all over Australia. Running is a big part of Brady's life. Read all about it below.
"Running has been a part of who I am since I started at 16 years old.
As now a 30-year-old there hasn't been more than a week go by that I haven't been able to go for a run.
I've been extremely lucky to have good coaches, an understanding of my body and patience, which has resulted in 14 years of steady training not interrupted by any serious injuries which have left me sidelined.
Therefore, the person I have turned out to be has a lot to do with the relationship I have with running.
In the last 14 years I've ran twice a day most days. Double days and 140-160km weeks are now normal and routine.
When people meet me I'm Brady - the runner.
Or, Brady the school teacher who runs.
Or maybe, Brady - the guy from the running podcast.
Or in my local community, Brady - one of the guys who set up Echuca/Moama parkrun.
So many aspects of my life are linked with running and I'm not actually sure what kind of person I would have ended up being if running didn't find me.
When I live throughout the day, I do so in a certain way because I've already been out on the trails that morning to clear my head and think through the day ahead.
When I think about why I run a few things come to mind.
First and foremost, I run for my own mental health. Running makes me a calmer, happier, goal driven and patient person.
I run for performance. I like having a race or goal to focus on. Something that gets me out of bed in the morning when the cortical region of my brain isn't fully awake, something to fuel the grind.
I run to help my community with fundraising, health and wellbeing.
It's amazing that the small act of putting one foot in front of the other repeatedly can give you so much in life.
That's why I love our sport and will be forever grateful for what it has given me."
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*Image from @theedgerunner