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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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Tunes and Running

Do you listen to music while you run?  I DO!!  Sometimes I think the chance to listen to music  is the only reason I run.  It’s not….but I really do like to listen to music.  Lots of different types too.

My son and husband recently took a trip out West.  I loaned my tunes to my son because his dad prefers to drive in silence.  I was SO happy when my tunes family got home!

I listen to music on an ipod shuffle.

My ipod shuffle, and a little bit of style....my nails match it!

My ipod shuffle, and a little bit of style….my nails match it!

I use these ear buds, because the ones that came with the shuffle kept falling out of my ears.  Super annoying in the middle of a run!

Wrap around ear buds

Wrap around ear buds

Here are some of my favorite songs:

Motivational Song: I am Superman – R.E.M.  Although I think it’s a love song, one of the lines says “I am Superman. I can do anything.”  That’s how running makes me feel. Here is the YouTube of it:

Current Favorite: Renegades – X Ambassadors.  I listen to this A LOT.  Like maybe 6x a day! Here is the YouTube of it:

Cheesy/Guilty Pleasure Song: Sugar Sugar – The Archies.  Sorry!  Here is the YouTube of it:

Classic Favorite: Midnight Rambler – The Rolling Stones (of course…see my previous post about their concert).  I listen to a live version that is 9:38 long.  I know I better make it around my park loop once in the time it takes to listen to this song!  Here is a YouTube live version (I don’t think it’s very good version though)

Can’t Listen to these types of Music: Country (don’t know why), and Grunge.  I tell my husband and son that if they ever wondered what menstrual cramps felt like, they should listen to grunge.  It sounds like what cramps feel like!

There is an app that I use all the time to figure out what new songs to download.  Whenever i hear a song I like, I can hit the shazam app on my phone to save the song until I can download:

www.shazam.com/apps

What songs do you listen to?  Motivational? Current Fave? Cheesy? Classic?