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‘cause I can’t 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 I’m 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) I’m not built for running
3) I have muscle issues
4) I have bad knees
5) I have a bad back
6) I don’t have the stamina
7) I will injure myself
8) I don’t 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 I’m 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

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