Monday, December 10, 2012

Day Ten

Double Digits of Adventrageous! Woohoo! We are moving right along. If anyone says "you're almost there!", Misguided Race Spectator-style, they'll get punched in the ear.
Today's Topic : Ten Reasons I Run. I actually keep a running (harhar!) list, in my journal. These are just a handful, in no particular order.
  •  I run so I can eat ice cream. Every day, if I feel so inclined.
hello, yummy friend!
  • I run to make up for all the years I didn't.
Remedying this problem for our future generations by starting the boys out early
  •  I run so I can later drive down that same stretch of the road and think "I ran that". Weird? Maybe. True? Absolutely.
  • I run so I can feel like a real athlete. My lack of grace, skill, strength or natural talent in any other physical arena kinda limits me. It's cool, though, because I can run. I can even run for hours on end! Without passing out or vomiting!
  • I run to clear my thoughts. You have no idea what intricate problems I can solve during my runs. Or, more often, what mind-boggling thoughts I can completely tune out during the time I'm smacking my feet on the pavement. Either way, it provides great benefits.
  • I run to clear my sinuses. It's true! It's a great cure for a stuffy nose.
  • I run for friends and family who want to and can't.
we all know someone's who has been here...or worse
  • I run to stay in shape for racing. That may seem like double-dipping, but the two don't always go hand-in-hand. I love running. I love racing. I want to be able to do both for a very long time.
check out that blurry, heel-striking, happy lady!
  • I run to show my boys how cool it is to have a hobby or passion that is also good for your health and well-being. Video Gaming just doesn't stand up to running, in those areas.
  • I run to maintain my sanity. 
Today's share : Just in case I'm not the last person to stumble on this fun read, I thought I'd pass it on. I check it every now and then and get a little creeped out. It's like the contributors read my mind!
Tell me a reason you run :
Not a runner? Why the heck not?




  1. Great reasons for running. It really does do wonders for a stuffy nose. I run so I stay sane and so I can eat a lot. I also like setting a healthy example for my kids.

  2. That link is awesome! I wish I could pin down why I run, but right now, while I'm injured and NOT running all I can think about and obsess about is how much I want to run. Songs remind me of runs/races. I drive around and see places I've run. People everywhere are asking me about my running. All I can come up with is I just LOVE IT!!(maybe a little addicted to it)