The up side to not having any podcasts to distract me during my running is that it actually has me thinking about running more... thus leading me to great blog post ideas! Another blogger recently asked me how I manage to blog every day. The answer is I HAVE NO FREAKING CLUE!!! Lately, I either have a ton of ideas and blogs scheduled a week and a half in advance, or I have no ideas and have to try to come up with something daily. I like it though. It's a good challenge so far!
So anyway, having no podcasts during a run helps me brainstorm blog ideas, and it is exactly what inspired my post today: 4 Reasons I Run.
Now, I have written a "Why I Run" post before, but this was probably over two years ago. I can't even bare to go back and look what I wrote. Reading things I wrote a long time ago makes me feel very self conscious because I either don't like my writing style or I don't feel the same way about the topic as I feel now. But that's the cool thing about blogging- you can look back at your past and see the journey. I really don't want to look back right now though! You can if you want to: Why I Run.
I have determined that right now, there are 4 main reasons I run. These are listed in no particular order because the truth is, some days the main reason I lace up my running shoes is because of Reason #1 and some days it's because of Reason #4.
Reason #1: I love running. Plain and simple.
Reason #2: Running makes me feel strong and confident- physically and mentally. When I am doing a tough run, I feel like I can tackle anything! I feel like Wonder Woman! I feel like I am the shit. That may be a little dramatic, but running really makes me feel like I can conquer whatever I set my mind to.
Reason #3: It helps me control certain aspects of my health. It's not the only thing that keeps me healthy, but we all know the health benefits of regular exercise- whatever that exercise may be.
Reason #4: Running helps me maintain a certain physique. I know that sounds shallow and superficial, but I am being completely honest here. I like making sure my body looks a certain way and running is part of the reason it looks the way it does. (I am not insinuating my body is perfect or that it looks exactly like I want it to look.)
So that's the word. That's my relationship with running right now!
Bloggers: Do you cringe when reading old posts?