Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Running Top 10 List

I decided that I would put together a Running top 10 list.  For me running has changed my life.... But Why?

1.  I have time to clear my mind, get rid of the bad that is going on that day, and focus on the good around me.

Lets Face it.... So True!
2.  I am only competing against myself.  It does not matter what my friends are running, or anyone else.  I just can do my best and forget the rest.  For me running is about fitness and getting stronger.  I am not looking to be an elite runner, I just want to be the best that I can be.

3.  It does not matter how many miles I do in a day.  Just getting out there and running is all that matters.  

4.  Runners High!

5.  My time for prayer and reflection.  I can look at the beautiful scenery around me and see all that God has given to us, and thank him for it.

6.  Burning extra Calories.  I am on my weight loss journey, and getting out and running helps me to burn calories, and slim down.  

7.  The Challenge.  I challenge myself every time I am out there.  Some times the challenge is simply to run, others it is to complete a distance or a pace.  It is a great feeling to know that I made a challenge then completed it.

8.  Meeting the most wonderful people.  Through running I have made some of the best friendships.  They are strong and supportive.  I love the fact that runners are good people who want to see everyone succeed.  They do not look at you and think you are slow because you run a 11 min/mile pace, they think great job getting out there and hitting the pavement

9.  Races.  I love races.  The excitement, the preparation, the people, just everything about the different races.

10.  Last but not Least the sense of accomplishment that I get every time I am done.  I did it.  I got out, did my run, did the best that I could do that day.  I am ready to take on the rest of my day.

Why do you run?

Suck It Up Cupcake and Move It!

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