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Ďcause I canít help but smile at mile two

Friday, August 02, 2013

During my Spark journey to a healthy and fit me I would always find myself smiling around mile 2 on my walks. Now my smile is coming out much sooner since Iím RUNNING to mile 2.

I was never a runner and the thought of running would made me chuckle. I had every excuse in the book for avoiding running. Here are my top 10 reasons for not running:

1) Only skinny people can run
2) Iím not built for running
3) I have muscle issues
4) I have bad knees
5) I have a bad back
6) I donít have the stamina
7) I will injure myself
8) I donít know how to run
9) Running is for the young
10) People will laugh at me

Well with hard work, education, support and great deal of patience I am officially a runner. Should I mention that I started running when I turned 50 and Iím training for my 2nd Half Marathon in October.

For every one of my excuses, I now have a reason why I love running. Here are my top 10 reasons for why I LOVE to RUN:

1) Running is cheaper than therapy emoticon
2) Running makes me feel alive emoticon
3) Running keeps me happy emoticon
4) Running helps me find my inner strength emoticon
5) Running keeps me young emoticon
6) Running clears my mind emoticon
7) Running has shaped my legs emoticon
8) The SWAG! Ok this is superficial but I love running apparel emoticon
9) Because I can emoticon
10) Medals.....Nough said. emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OWL_20 8/12/2013 7:39PM

    These are all awesome reasons for running! I especially like # 1,2, and 6. Great blog!

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SHERA8805 8/6/2013 10:48PM

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Awesome on the half marathon. Love running gear too!

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RUNNERJUDY 8/5/2013 10:27PM

    someone who loves running as much as I do! (especially the swag!) Great post! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 8/4/2013 2:19PM


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LESLIELENORE 8/2/2013 10:10PM

    I thought I couldn't run because I was so uncoordinated, but I have proved myself wrong and it sure feels good!

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DALID414 8/2/2013 8:54PM

    My #1 reason for not running used to be: everything jiggles!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 8/2/2013 2:48PM


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TRAVELGRRL 8/2/2013 2:26PM

    You are awesome! Keep on keepin' on!


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FITAT50 8/2/2013 1:32PM

    You Rock!! Keep going!

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BOILHAM 8/2/2013 1:09PM

    Good list - all the reasons to run. Me too!!

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ONMYMEDS 8/2/2013 12:29PM


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JACKIE542 8/2/2013 11:51AM

    emoticon emoticon

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SANDLADY48 8/2/2013 10:39AM

    emoticon emoticon - Me, trying to keep up! Great job!

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WONDERWOMAN 8/2/2013 10:38AM

    So so so true!

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TWNOMWE 8/2/2013 10:15AM

    You just bursted all my excuses so I will start at a slow speed.
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DCC_85 8/2/2013 10:02AM

    That is AWESOME!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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