This week’s theme for Tuesdays on the Run is “The best thing about running is…”, but how could I choose just one thing? I figured five was a reasonable number, without going too overboard. Be sure to check out the link-up to see what everyone else loves about running! Thanks Marcia, Patty, and Erica for hosting!
I tried not to overthink this too much and just came up with the first five things that popped into my head.
1.Being outside: It always feels good to get fresh air and some Vitamin D. I don’t spend much time outdoors besides when I am running (expect in the summer) so my daily run gives me a reason to get out there.
2.The gear and accessories: I may not love spending money on this stuff, but I would rather buy running shoes, outfits, and gear than most other things!
3. The endorphins: There is nothing like that feeling I get after a good run. Not all runs are good runs, but I think that’s what makes the good ones that much more special. And 99% of the time I am glad I got out there, even after a not-so-good run.
4. The challenge: I think the reason I like training for races (specially longer distances) is because of the challenge they provide me with. As much as I may dread speed work or a 20 miler, part of my loves the feeling I get after I complete one of these tough runs.
5. The community: I may be a solo runner but I still love the running community! The run-blog community has introduced me to so many amazing people all over the world! And if I meet someone in real life and find out they are also a runner, we instantly have something to talk about. (I’m pretty sure the IT guy from work helps me out a little extra because we bonded over marathon training a few years ago.)
What are your favorite things about running?
Do you “connect” better with people you meet when they are also a runner?