Friday, October 26, 2012

7 Awesome Reasons to Run ~ 7 Quick Takes Friday

Oh, baby, Friday is finally here! I'm super-excited to be heading to Manhattan today with my hubby for the K-State vs. Texas Tech game tomorrow! Go Cats! But, I thought I'd end the week with a little 7 Quick Takes: 7 Reasons Why I Love to Run.  (All photos were found on Pinterest under "running quotes.")

1.  If someone crazy-bad is chasing you, you can out-run them. Unless you live waayyyy out in the country, like me, then you don't have to worry, since the likelihood of being chased down a gravel road or across a corn-field by a psycho-path is pretty slim.
2.  Meeting other runners, especially at races is a blast. Running isn't just for the young and fit, it's for everyone, and that's what makes the races so fun to be a part of! From my personal experience, runners are usually the most generous, loyal, hard-working and funny people on the planet.  I might be a bit biased, but in my humble opinion, it's true!
3. Running doesn't require a gym.  I'm not a gym-type person.  For me, enjoying the great outdoors is a gift.  Wind, rain, snow, sleet, (but not hail) I will run. Running does require a great pair of shoes, however.  But, if you know anything about me and shoes you would know that that is a big, big perk.
4. On average, running takes me anywhere from 2-10 miles away from my every-day crazy life.  It helps me to breathe, to work out stress, to contemplate life and to come back to the craziness a little more sane than when I left (another bonus of living in the boondocks is that you can scream naughty words while you run and no one can hear you but the cows!).

5.  Running gives me an excuse to have a ridiculously huge i-tunes list. My playlists include everything from 80's rock to Irish ballads, Beethoven and country.  I justify it by telling myself that it's cheaper than having a personal trainer.  Who wants to listen to a p.t. scream at you when you've got Steven Tyler??
6.  Running is good for my heart and other body parts that are prone to cancer. Lord knows that after having 5 kids I don't run to maintain a motherly figure.  It's all about physical, mental and emotional health (a gift to myself and my family!).

7.  Running makes me happy.  Endorphins are a miraculous little thing!  You should give it a go!


  1. I love that I just happened to read this right before leaving to run! Perfect!

  2. I run about once a week and I loved this post. Gave me motivation!

  3. Found you on the Aloha blog hop - I'm a new follower! Would love a follow back at


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