#10......I love knowing that, not only did I get up before most people I know, but I did more before 6 am than most people will do all day. There's a great sense of accomplishment in that!
#9......I get to dance! You know the pre-race dance and running totally go together.
#8......Most days, at some point on my run, I get to enjoy the sunrise. That's always amazing!
#7.....Race Day (especially the ones we get to travel to)! Race day is the reward for the many miles you put in through the week, but it couldn't happen without those runs in between. Of course I enjoy the medals too!
#6......Because on occasion, this woman, but child at heart gets to dress up! Love it!
#5......Because I enjoy pain. Who doesn't want to wake up every morning to a new pain. If it hasn't hurt on me at some point, I'm sure today will be the day.
#4......Because I always wanted to suck really bad at something. All my life I've been pretty awesome and everything I have touched has turned to gold (lol - totally kidding), but I can't seem to figure running out...I try and try, but I'm still slow...that's ok. I still love it!
#3......Sharing good times with family and friends! I love sharing this hobby with my husband Jim, but I have also met some wonderful people through running (and triathlon).
#2......It's good for the mind, body, and soul. Truly! I love watching my body and heart getting stronger - that's awesome! But so many days it truly helps clear the mind and take away the stress.
And # 1 is................To survive the Zombie Apocalypse! Come on, you know it's coming eventually...and when it does I'll be able to outrun those slow suckers (unless they are World War Z fast - then I'm in trouble)!
So what about YOU? Why do YOU Run???