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Sunday, February 21, 2010

10 Reasons for 10 Miles

It's been 4+ months since I've run as far as I ran today. In honor of this, I thought it would be only appropriate to give the Top 10 Reasons that I love 10+ Miles:
  1. I feel free.
  2. I feel strong.
  3. My mind takes me to places that only 10+ miles can take you.
  4. I can listen to one hell of a playlist.
  5. I love the way "getting into a rhythm" feels.
  6. I get a happy, sappy-kind of emotional.
  7. I overcome the "what-if-Ican't" fears.
  8. I am forced to stay fairly strict with the GAPS Diet. If not, my stomach will tell me at mile 3 or 4:)
  9. I feel a high that only 10+ can give me.
  10. Because I CAN love it!
I have been much too concerned these past few months about the fact that "running breaks down muscle." And I have been much too concerned with what other people think of long-distance running.

At the end of the day (as long as I'm smart about how I'm running and not in awful pain) running makes me happy. And perhaps that's reason #11 - the BEST reason - RUNNING. MAKES. ME. HAPPY.

I don't think one can understand until, literally, you walk (or run) in someone else's shoes. I'm a happier, more relaxed and energetic person. Want proof? Just ask my husband:)

So stop thinking, lace up and get running! Cheers! And ps. I'm taking the plunge - June 6th, San Diego Rock 'n Roll MARATHON!

Runner Tying Shoelaces

3 comments:

  1. It sounds like you're heeding the conventional wisdom of listening to your body . . . and your heart, and your brain, and your feet. I'm confident that you can tackle anything you set your mind to!

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  2. so true. My favorite is reason #11. I agree 100%.

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  3. Thanks! #11 is probably the most true!

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