Some of us run for fitness or weight loss, some for stress relief. Others run because they love to race or to collect bling. But there might be other reasons to love running that you may not have considered.
For Valentine's Day, it seemed appropriate to share my love for running. Besides the obvious reasons, I've got a few others that make running hold a special place in my heart.
1. I love running clothes. I have more running clothes than I need and I keep buying more. Because, the tights. The singlets. The half zips. The skirts. I've got black and I've got neon. Warm weather gear and polar vortex gear. I've also got a pretty impressive sock collection that broke my dresser drawer. Some may even call me obsessed. My husband won't fix the drawer until I pare down my lot. There it sits in the middle of my bedroom. Silver lining: it does give me easy access to all my socks.
3. I love that running has taught me not to take myself so seriously. I sing out loud when I'm running. I stop to take selfies and do yoga poses in public places. I love that I can write a post about a portapotty disaster and no one shames me. At least to my face, that is.
|And then there's this...|
|Best "necklace" ever|
|We spent the entire weekend together and never ran out of things to talk about!|
|Running Lady Bird trail in Austin with my sister|
|Yes, I've run this road to the Washington Island ferry in Door County Wisconsin|
What do you love most about running? Happy Valentines' Day!
with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
I'm linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty for Tuesdays on the Run; Debbie, Susie, Rachel, and Lora for Coaches Corner, and Nicole, Annemarie, and Jen for Wild Workout Wednesday!