Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Happy National Running Day!!!!

Today is National Running Day! As someone who used to HATE running, I can honestly say I never thought I'd be celebrating this day...but here I am!

There are so many reasons I love running. Admittedly, one of them is because I also love food - more calories burned means more room for calorie consumption! Haha!

But really, I love running for so many more serious reasons.
1. The people. Runners are some of the best people I've ever encountered. They are a fiercely united community who will support each other, cheer for each other, and just plain have a great time together. Runners are good people. 

2. The friendships. Also related to #1, but I've made some really amazing friends through running. Plus, when you're running for 2+ hours together, you get close pretty quickly!

3. The adventures. Just this year, I've run in Washington, D.C., Ocean City, and Brooklyn - and I have races in Philadelphia and Baltimore on the calendar! Running can take you so many fun places!!

4. The strength. Running has increased my physical strength - but more importantly, it has increased my mental strength. When I'm feeling out of sorts, a good long run puts things back into perspective. I've also increased my mental stamina like crazy - I push through hard workouts more than I ever used to before I started running! 

Check out some more reasons why folks run over at Olive to Run today!


  1. There are very few times in my life that I felt stronger than when I complete a race. The endorphins combined with the sense of accomplishment makes me feel like the Hulk ;) Thanks for joining in and linking up!

  2. The people and the friendships are such a great benefit to being a runner! Gotta love the amazing running community! Happy National Running Day!

  3. Yes, yes, and YES! I agree with all your reasons- from one former run hater to another. Thanks for linking up with Olive!

  4. Feeling confident, strong and the runners high...those are my top three reasons. Of course there's SO many more. :)