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.
*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?