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The Top 5 Things I like Best About Running

When I started running, I just wanted to loose a bit of weight.  But then I really got into it.  Here are some of the things that I like best about running:

STRESS RELIEF:

Have you seen these ads?  They’re from ASICS and pretty much sum up what is great about running from an emotional standpoint.

Asics ad

Asics ad

Asics ad

Asics ad

Running really helps clear out all of the negative stuff.

BEING IN SHAPE:

Not much to say here…who doesn’t feel better when they’re in really good shape?

52 year old legs

52 year old legs.

Too bad running doesn’t de-age the face too!

THE CHANCE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC:

I’ve already written a post about how much I love tunes when I run, so I won’t go over it again.  But here is another current favorite: Vance Joy – Mess is Mine.

I’m also thinking about downloading another cheesy one.  What do you think?

That’s bad isn’t it?  But I’m ashamed to say I like it!

BEING OUTSIDE:

Oh the awesome things I get to see!

Yesterday, I saw a deer – which isn’t super unusual – but he saw me too and wagged his tail!!

Just about every morning, I get to see the sunrise.

sunrise

sunrise

FRIENDS

I’ve met and made lots of friends through running.  I’ve also been able to reconnect with my best friend from 6th grade through running.  We found each other through facebook, and met up in Utah (with one of my new running friends) to run our first marathon together at age 50!

St. George Marathon St. George Utah

St. George Marathon
St. George Utah

RACING

I love 5ks (especially ones that are close to my house), I like half marathons, I’m ok on marathons, and don’t really like 10ks….can’t ever seem to get my pace right!

I love the awesome, successful feeling you have after finishing a race.

The camaraderie is also great.

A New Year's Day run

A New Year’s Day run

I am trying something new.  Not sure if I’m doing it right since I’m a newbie.  But I’m trying to do a link up.  Here are the links of 2 blogs that I enjoy reading.

http://mcmmamaruns.com/

http://hohoruns.blogspot.com/2015/08/randoms-thoughts.html

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT RUNNING?

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