Happy Friday folks, we made it through another week! I’m back and participating in the Friday 5 Link-Up again this week! It’s a great link-up hosted by Courtney of Eat Pray Run DC, Mar of Mar on the Run, and Cynthia of You Signed Up For What? This week, we’re talking about National Running Day. I celebrated this year with another after work run with my coworkers!
I know, you’re probably thinking, “But you already posted about that on Wednesday!” (If you missed that post, catch up here.). But luckily, I can think of a lot of different things to talk about when it comes to running. 😉 Hence, why I have a running blog. So, as part of my celebration for National Running Day this week, I’m going to talk about five things I love about running.
1. I can do it with my dog. LOOK HOW CUTE BRADY IS! How could you NOT have a blast runnin’ around the neighborhood with this guy?
2. It gives me a valid excuse to buy very expensive pairs of shoes. You can’t feel guilty about dropping $100 on a pair of sneakers when you’re going to be using them all the time and you need them to avoid injury.
But do you know how to pick out a pair of running sneakers, Kanye?
3. It allows my competitive side to run wild and free (I ♥ puns, sorrynotsorry). There aren’t too many opportunities to compete against other people in something once you move past school sports. Now, I know not all runners want to run for competition, but I LOVE it! Some days, I might be focused on beating the people in my age group, and others I might just be looking to just beat my own previous time, but either way, running gives me that outlet.
4. The people. The running community is just awesome. I know I say it a lot (like in this post), but runners are SO nice and friendly. Seriously, if you want to make some friends just join a running club. No serial killer was ever a runner. That I know of at least.
5. It makes me happy. As Legally Blonde taught us, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.”
Happy Weekend! Did you celebrate National Running Day?