Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these ladies.
Today’s Topic (appropriately as we approach Valentine’s Day) is What Do You Love About Running.
I could go on and on but I will limit it… (they are not in order of importance… they are actually listed in reverse order.)
Yup, it’s cool to get medals and awards. It is a concrete symbol of your accomplishment. Some are pretty too.
- Opportunities to Travel
I don’t travel as much as other runners but I have gotten to visit California, Florida, Vermont, Philly, NJ, Las Vegas, Montreal and Paris!! I may not have gone to these locations if I had not registered for a race.
I would race every weekend if I could afford it. I love all distances though my favorites are the 5k and the half marathon. The excitement at the start line with the other runners and the feeling of accomplishment when you cross that finish line can’t be beat.
- Local Running Friends
They are the best…. I don’t know where I’d be without them. Whether it is sharing some of my miserable long runs in the cold or seeing their smiling faces before a race or just chatting about running at a post-run brunch. Running Life is better with friends to support you.
- Prizes awarded based on your Age
I love that that I am only competing against other women and the ones that are in my age group. I have played competitive tennis and unfortunately, it’s just WIN or Lose.
If I didn’t run, I probably wouldn’t blog and I would have missed out on meeting some fabulous ladies. My blog started as motivation to keep on running and now it is so much more… a way to stay connected to the running community.
- How it makes me feel
Healthy, strong, confident, empowered, young(er)…
Happy Running! What do you love most about running? Do share!