So I meant to post this yesterday, but things (meanly 4 little rugrats needed all of my attention) got in the way. So here is my day-late installament of A Case for Running.
As I posted earlier this week, I completed my first 5K and I didn't come anywhere near winning, but the thrill of running past that finish line knowing that I ran the distance and did my best was the best reward I could've asked for. All those long miles finally added up to something. I've done the elliptical thing and, I'm not sure if you've notice, but you don't go anywhere! Of course any piece of exercise equipment can help us lose weight and tone, but wouldn't it make everything more fun if all of our hard work was for a purpose beyond just getting rid of some love handles? I loved the feeling from my first race so much that I'm racing again this Saturday in the Scenic River Classic. I'm doing another 5K to see if I can beat my time. The prospect of competing against myself, to see if I've gotten better means more to me than any weight loss involved. This is why running is so great!
So, if you're looking for a reason to become a runner, here is my 4th reason: The Race! Here again, I challenge anyone who reads this to sign up for a race. If you already have signed up, tell me about it. I'd love to cheer you on, even if I can't be there in person. If you need help finding a race to run in, let me know. I've already found a few races for people who aren't from Idaho and I know I can help you find a race too.
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