I think we can all agree on the fact, that running is a global phenomenon. It is of course not by coincidence.
Your “legs are always on hand”
as it is mostly an instinctive form of movement. Regardless of weather conditions, or terrain, one can always execute the exercise, and there is not much need for special equipments. It also does almost always guarantee you endorphin production.
And the particular issue of endorphin production has great value for todays running around stressed society, for wellbeing, general harmony and self-therapy.
The expression “en vogue” does have somewhat of a pejorative undertone,
but with phenomenons in general, they also tend to have a positive overtone as well. The expression, that “running is en vogue”, I believe is from all points of view, a good thing.
We can easily state, that it is the 25 plus age group who will do it regularly. And why is that you might ask? One can say, that to start running, you need to have intellectually and emotionally taken the decision to want to take care of yourself. We need to have taken those decisions consciously, not due to some impulses from our surroundings. We need to dare to look in the mirror, and realize, that spending 1-2 hours with ourselves, is not wasted time!
At the same time of course, it has a community forming power as well,
as likeminded people will form groups. It becomes an event, an experience, which is a great element of sporting activity, if we are not talking about professionals. Within the community, there will be exchanges of experience, the power of helping each-other with different issues, even on a professional level: thus we have created a market for those personal trainers, who were almost only required at gyms or at home.
The issue of running, has fast populated the various social networks.
It fills the blogs with the most wonderful photographs of nature, motivation advice, and personal tips. The “hero of the street” is created, and she will be the healthy example who will turn into an ambassador for the pleasure and love of running. The various brands will support the events, the competitions and the organizations.
Running pleases, as it will take the city and conformist man from the neon lights, the office, the apartment and the gym out in the open.
It helps to discover nature, our surroundings, and the hidden paths of your city.
Running will please the gadget maniacs as well,
typical for this day and age, with endless possibilities of examining and evaluating of the followings: pulse, calories intake and burned, development curves, precise intake of refreshments etc. But it can also develop our senses, in case we leave all those smart gadgets behind, and give ourselves the possibility to get to know the signs of our body.
Running gives us success, and it also helps us to accept defeats. It helps us to plan goals ahead, and it measures performance in realtime. There is no escape.
Running paints fashion with vibrant colors,
as runners wear colorful tech running gear in wintertime. There is no gear that is too colorful. This vibrant constellation brings happiness into our otherwise grey weekdays. It is perhaps a paradox, that the monotonous exercise of running would bring a splash of color in to the monotony of everyday life.
If only all things that carry plenty of positive feelings, could be en vogue!