So how exactly is running a metaphor for life? (How is it not??)
-overcoming challenges and obstacles to achieve goals;
-realizing that every small achievement is a stepping stone to a greater success
-recognizing that there will be no achievement without the sufficient tools and preparation
-striving to find a balance between work and play;
and my favourite...
-no pain, no gain!
Or in the words of Oprah Winfrey:
Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put into it.