Happy Friday, y'all! Joe and I are on our way up to Virginia for the weekend. I'm looking forward to hanging out with my family and friends, as well as introducing Baby Fish to her uncle Eric and aunt Sara for the first time!
Since it's Friday, it's time for another Friday Five post!Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia.
1. Stress Relief
2. The Races
Races are great for two reasons. First, running a race gives you a goal to work toward. Training for that race helps you to commit to running as you train for it. Also, having a tangible reason to run also gives it more of a purpose in your life.
|My goal of running a half marathon was great motivation!|
3. The Community
4. It's a great individual sport
While some people do compete with others when it comes to running, those of us that aren't going to win races still have someone to beat-ourselves!! Running is one of the only sports where you can accomplish so much without getting first place or winning.
You can set individual goals, and meeting them makes you a winner. You can even compete with yourself without running races! Just set out to beat a certain time on the same route around your neighborhood. That'll give you the same sense of accomplishment you'd get meeting your goals at a race.
5. (if) You enjoy it!
I've said it many times: find an exercise that you enjoy doing, and do it! You are much more likely to stick with something that you enjoy rather than something that you feel like you should do or that someone is telling you to do. If you enjoy running, then you should definitely run!!
Question for you: What's a reason why you run?