Go for a run!
Today the Tuesdays on the Run linkup asks the question: The best thing about running is _______.
There are so many great things about running; it isn’t an easy to decide the best thing about running. Non-runners don’t understand.I didn’t understand, not until I became a runner.
I’ve written about what I love about running here. And I could probably go on and on about all the reasons running is so great. Just ask Mr. Judy. Ask any runner, we’ll talk your ear off. The only thing runners love almost as much as running is talking about running.
In fact, just last week there was a giveaway for Cassey Ho’s new PIIT 28 program. Man, I really wanted to win a copy! Sadly, I didn’t. The prompt for that one was “working out makes me happy because _____________” (and my answer was because it makes me feel capable of anything).
I was rather surprised that that particular Instagram post got a lot of likes. I was just trying to win something!
When I looked at the prompt I was stumped at first. Working out makes me happy. Period. End of story.
Sure, I’m not always happy while I’m working out. But I’m almost always happy that:
- I exercised
- I stuck to my plan and moved my body
And I just feel happy. Or happier, at least. Thank you, endorphins!
Unlike a lot of runners, there are many types of exercise I enjoy. It’s supposed to be warmer this week, and I’m hoping to get in my first swim of the year. I love my yoga, and I practice almost daily.
If I’m stressed out? Tired? Irritable? Then I know that running is what I want and need. I don’t solve the problems of the world, I don’t set any speed records, I don’t come up with the next big thing.
But I do end a run happier than I started. It’s why I keep running.
What is your favorite thing about running?