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Monday, July 8, 2013

100 Reasons Why Running is Awesome Linkup

Well hey there!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I am joining a linkup (my first ever) by The Lady Okie and Coffee and Macarons.  They are both amazing writers and runners, so I may be a little obsessed with their blogs.

Coffee & Macarons

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, it has taken me a long time to actually enjoy running.  I’ve tried it a few times, but always gave up on it after 6-8 weeks.  I’ve heard this before, and I totally agree with it: give running 3 months.  If you give it 3 months of your best effort, brace yourself… you may become a little addicted. 

My name is Emily, and I’m addicted to running.
(Hi, Emily)

*side note:  I had to attend an actual AA meeting for nursing school and, they actually go around and do that in the meetings… every time someone new talks.

So back to running, here are a few reasons why I know that running is awesome:
   

Running is portable-  

Planning a route in your vacation spot is actually kind of fun.  This past June, George and I mapped out a 5 mile run in Boulder (and stopped at 2 breweries along the way).

It was a little hot that day

With a mile left in our run, we had to stop.  It was Fate :)


You don’t need any fancy equipment to run- 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love the clothes, apps, gels, rollers, powders, footwear, almost as much as running itself.  I am also big on rewarding myself with said items, but you don’t NEED them.  Theoretically, you would need shoes, but my pseudo-barefoot running husband may argue against that.

You do some of the best thinking while running-

I have some big changes coming up in my life, and running is a great way to be alone with my thoughts.  Sometimes my thoughts are interrupted by pain, creepy looking people in the park, or inhaling bugs, but besides that, I’m giving myself some serious think time.

You can eat frozen yogurt and not feel a drop of guilt- 

Running was my gateway drug to my fro yo addiction.

You feel like a total baller after you run- 

Even if you have a bad run, there is such a strong feeling of satisfaction about just getting your miles in.  If I had a great run that day, you will probably see me grinning ear to ear... and I will most likely also tell you about it whether you care or not.

You become closer to those that you run with- 

My dad and aunt are both doing this half marathon with me.  They are both very experienced runners, so they are helping me a ton.  My mom is also a former runner, so between the three of them and my husband, I have tons of support.

You go to brunch after your weekend long runs with those listed above-

A feta veggie omelet with some orange juice.  Enough said. 

Why do you think running is awesome?

13 comments :

  1. You have really great reasons! Running was definitely my gateway drug into Fro Yo too and I don't think I ever want to stop! Ther'es nothing like saying, "Oh yeah, I just ran 10 miles today. I'm going to put some more snickers on this massive thing of fro yo now". If we only lived in the same state - we could be fro yo buds!

    xoxo

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    1. There is a place by me that has salted chocolate caramel pretzel flavored fro yo... I mean come on! I think you should make a trip to Indy just to try it out. Hahaha

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  2. SO TRUE that you feel like a total baller. Couldn't have said it better myself :) Thanks for linking up with us!

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    1. So excited to have this as my first link up! Read your post about the running socks last night that don't give you blisters. I MUST try those!

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  3. I think I miss being BAMF feeling after a good run! I certainly don't feel anything but awful after PT. love the list. :) congrats on your first link up! ;) it's very fun!!!

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    1. You'll get back to running soon enough. You should feel like a BAMF for going to PT, they are little devils there. While I was driving, I was thinking how every exercise I had to do for PT (a loooong) time ago was so incredibly uncomfortable and sucked!

      Thanks for commenting! (and nice job on your home improvements!)

      -Em

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  4. Agree with all of these! I LOVE pub runs, so your vacation/brewery run looks like a LOT of fun!

    Haha @ feeling like a baller! So true! I'm not even a fast runner, but I'm like "Yeah, I just ran 5 miles. What did YOU do over the last hour?".

    And run + brunch is how I roll on Saturdays. Nothing better!

    Thanks for sharing these great reasons! :)

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    1. Hey Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Following you on Blog Lovin!

      -Em

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  5. Love your reasons... :) Especially the no fancy equipment...just shoes and go :)

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    1. Thanks Ashlee! I forgot to include blister block! That is definitely a must for me!

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  6. Love your reasons! What is this link-up business? I feel like a out-of-the-loop blogger!

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    1. Hey Abby! Thanks for stopping by my blog. A linkup is great! Basically, someone "hosts" a linkup where they say what topic they want you to write about and what day. The linkup opens, and you link your blog post to their "link." It's a great way to read other's blogs and get more exposure for your blog. I found a ton of people to follow through this link up!

      -Em

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    2. Also, great job on your own, personal mini marathon! You also make me want to go to Lulu lemon and get some of those cute shorts!

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