Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Wil and I celebrated with cards, candy, and presents this morning, before we both had to scarper off... Wil on his bike to work, me in my car to the Alter-G.

There's nothing interesting to report regarding my run ... other than today the TV was stuck on the CBS morning show.... which isn't interesting at all. 

But it gave me a lot of time to think about running.... what I like about it, and what it means to me. So I figured that, in honor of Valentine's Day, I put together a list:

10 Things I Love About Running

1. New shoes -- I love the first runs in a new pair of shoes. So springy!
2. Quiet time -- I love having a chance to think without having anything else I should be doing other than just running.
3. Exploring new places -- I love running in new places, especially during a half marathon because it gives you a chance to see an awful lot of a town...
4. PRs -- I know that I won't always get PRs, but it's really great when I do!
5. My 50 States project -- It's always so satisfying when I get to check off another state.
6. Half marathons -- I love running races... the silent camaraderie with other runners... and having someone else plan the route AND hand me water...
7. Race signs -- I love a good race sign. They always make me laugh. My current favorite is any take on the "that's what she said" theme.
8. Medals -- I LOVE a good race medal. 
9. My running buddy -- I'm so proud of what we've done together, running side by side all the way.
10. Finishing -- I love the feeling of accomplishment when I'm done!

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