If you’re reading this, then there is a pretty good chance that you are also a runner. In which case, you can probably relate to feeling lucky to be a runner. While it may be something we take for granted day to day, I like to take a step back and show some appreciation for running every once in a while. (Especially after dealing with a long injury!)
So what are some reason why I feel lucky to be a runner? To be more specific, I feel lucky to be able to run and also that it is something I naturally enjoy.
1. It’s a way to stay in shape
If I didn’t run, I am not sure what I would do for exercise. I feel very lucky that I found something I enjoy that is also good for me. While I do enjoy biking and strength training, the primary reason I do those things is to make myself a better runner. So without the running motivation, I’m not sure what I would do!
2. It gets me outside
Especially in the winter, running is really the only time I get outdoors. I really enjoy the fresh air and vitamin D, but it’s just too cold to be outside in the cold when I’m not running!
3. Fun running clothes and shoes
I’ve mentioned before that I have a solid collection of running shoes. If I could, I would wear running clothes and shoes all the time. I would much rather spend my money on that stuff than on work clothes!
4. Running friends
I am a solo runner through and through, but I have met so many runner friends through blogging and social media! I feel lucky to have so many people who can relate to the ups and downs of running.
Meeting Meredith for lunch!
5. It’s given me a side hobby/business
Running has also led me into blogging and coaching. While these are really more “hobbies” than “businesses” they are both things I love doing outside of my regular work. (Plus, it’s nice to bring in a little extra money once in a while to buy those running shoes and clothes!)
I am lucky to be a runner and lucky to be able to run.
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Do you feel lucky to be a runner? Why?
What has running brought you that you never would have expected?