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10 things I love about running.

I’ve been looking more into the online running community lately by exploring twitter.  I discovered this great little group called #RunChat.  Every other Sunday a bunch of runners log onto Twitter and share their thoughts

I<3 Running

I<3 Running

and inspiration on running.  Topics range from workout playlists to how to get over injuries.  It’s worth checking out sometime, especially if you’re a runner and have never really used twitter and not sure what twitter can do for you.  Recently, the organizers of #RunChat posted a valentines challenge to list the top 10 reasons you love running.  Here’s my list below.  I hope you like it.

  1. It keeps me in shape.
  2. I sleep better when I’m running regularly.  Really important when you have young kids that still don’t sleep through the night.
  3. I get less winded when I go up the stairs.
  4. There’s a large online community.  It’s really easy to find people to encourage you to keep going.
  5. I get a medal for finishing a race no matter what place I come in.
  6. It doesn’t cost a lot to get started.  Less than $100 for a pair of decent shoes and you’re good to go.
  7. You can run for a charity.  I may not be in the lab any more at the front lines of cancer research, but it’s nice to know I can still participate in a small way.
  8. You can run in a relay.  You get the individualistic aspects of running along with team camaraderie.
  9. The adventure of a trail run.  There’s so many here in Salt Lake City.
  10. You get to eat GU.  Some people don’t like it, but I love the stuff.  It’s like getting to eat chocolate frosting straight from the can.

What are you top reasons for running?  Share below in the comments section.

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