How running made me better

Jessica Bordelon Mashael
2 min readFeb 13, 2024

it’s not just the health benefits of managing your weight, the extra energy, reduced anxiety, and improved scores on bloodwork. and it’s not just for the thin or muscular either. If you know me, you know I am solid and curvy. Running is not beyond the reach of your body, I promise.

Running has Healing and Building powers that go beyond what you might think.

Here’s what I mean…


Ever since I was a child, when life got uncomfortable or too demanding, I released the tension by running. With every extra quarter mile I covered, the more at ease my spirit felt and the better I was at returning to the tasks at hand — whatever life needed me to take care of at that time.

With every ounce of sweat, it’s like tension flows away, anger leaves, emotional pain is alleviated. This is the therapeutic side of running. It may seem crazy but if you just start, even with a half mile, you’ll feel what I’m talking about and maybe you’ll start to want more.

More than anything… it’s the BUILDING

Running is one of the surest ways to Build some of the greatest strengths and fortitude — endurance, commitment, resilience in the face of that looming “wall” every runner experiences — and…



Jessica Bordelon Mashael

I am all the stuff of Millenials — Multitasker, Hustler, Unapologetic, Humanitarian. I write about Growth: wealth, relationships, spirituality and more. :-)