Why I Love Running

Because it feels good
Because even when it doesn’t feel good, it feels better afterwards
Because I always feel better afterwards and never worse
Because no other exercise is its equal
Because it makes me feel superior
Because it makes me feel like an alien being who does this crazy thing and barely gets out of breath
Because I can climb stairs and barely get out of breath
Because my red blood cells love it
Because my lungs love it
Because of the sweat
Because of the hot shower afterwards
Because of the peace afterwards
Because I can pig out afterwards
Because it makes me crave healthy food
Because it helps me sleep well
Because it keeps colds away
Because of runner’s thighs, butt, and calves
Becuase of skinny ankles
Because it gives me good posture
Because it makes me nimble
Because it’s free
Because it’s freeing
Because it clears my mind
Because it’s one of the few times my mind and body meld
Because I’m not such a great dancer but running to dance music makes me feel like I am
Because of the high
Because it saved me when I was at my lowest low

Because I love speeding past people on the sidewalk
Becuase I was always one of the fastest kids
Becuase it’s the closest I get to childhood
Because I can do it
Because if I were ever on a Lord of the Rings-type journey, I could keep up with Legolas, or at least Aragorn

Because of the sprint
Because of resisting the sprint
Because it’s the closest I get to flying


  1. cool post.

    you forgot; because of the super hawt clothes runners spend tons of cash on! :P

  2. Amen to #2! And I never realized #3, but it’s true!

  3. “Because I’m not such a great dancer but running to dance music makes me feel like I am”

    Totally true.

  4. I love this post. I also agree 100% with everything you said.

  5. thanks, guys!

    jayfish: how could i forget the super expensive runing clothes?

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