Tuesday, February 14, 2012

10 Things I LOVE About Running


I saw this idea on the #RunChat blog and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day today I decided to participate and ‘spread my love of running’ especially since I enjoy talking about running all most as much as I enjoy running :)

Ten Things I LOVE about Running …

10.   The tranquility of an early morning sunrise, running in the rain, or the peacefulness of a quiet trail 

9.     Exploring new places

8.     Time alone with my thoughts OR time to shut down my brain and zone out

7.     Setting, and then achieving, goals --- big, small, mental or physical

6.     The challenge … every run is always different and unique

5.     The way I feel after I finish a run … strong or defeated, good or bad, beat up or rejuvenated … but mostly ALIVE

4.     It’s always there whenever I need it; anytime, anyplace, any weather

3.     The amazing people I have met and the camaraderie I feel with fellow runners

2.     Sharing my love of running with my husband and spending quality time with him pounding the pavement :)

1.     “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” –Oprah Winfrey


What do you love about running?  What would you miss the moss if you couldn’t run anymore?


Ali Mc said...

I love my freedom, time alone and the fact that it keeps me happy, off bad habits and inspires others to do the same :)

Happy Vday !!!xox

Fruit Fly said...

What a great post!

I think tonight while I'm running in this terrible weather I'll instead focus on coming up with reasons why I love it, too!

ajh said...

You hit so many of these right on! I would add running gives me the chance to race which is what I really love.