Thursday, February 26, 2009

Why I Love Running

ATTENTION RUNNERS AND WANNABE RUNNERS!!!!! My cute cousin, Tina is trying to put a team together for the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay race! I'm already signed up, but if Tina gets a team together (shhhh....don't tell my team), I might switch! It's a 178-mile party with 12 friends (from Ogden to Park City). Don't worry...if you're a novice OR an expert runner, this race is for you. Each person runs 3 legs of the journey...all varying distances. I've heard that this race, more than any other, is great because of the camaraderie. I'm also looking forward to the kid-free (although sleepless) weekend! If you're interested, leave a comment, or e-mail me (fitmepink at gmail dot com). We're serious...and we need willing runners!

Need more motivation? Here's why I love running.

I love running...

Because it feels good.

Because even when it doesn't feel good, it feels good

Because I love the sweat.

Because I love the hills.

Because the best showers are post-run showers.

Because my resting heart rate is now in the 50's.

Because it's taught me to push myself.

Because I can explore my limits.

Because I sleep better and deeper at night.

Because it keeps sickness away.

Because it reduces stress.

Because it fills me with positive emotions.

Because running to music feels like dancing.

Because it's the one thing I know I can accomplish in a day.

Because it makes me feel unconquerable.

Because I could probably outrun any attacker.

Because it brings me back to childhood.

Because of the sprint to the end.

Because my kids are watching and learning.

Because it is fun.

Because races are addicting.

Because early-morning runs allow me to see the sunrise.

Because it gives me freedom.

Because no other exercise compares.

Because it's ME time.

Because ornery mom becomes happy mom.

Because when I'm done, I feel like I can conquer the world.

Because I can.

How about you? Why do you love to run/walk/elliptical/etc? And anyone interested in the race?


Tina said...

I'm a dork. I thought it was from Logan to Park City....hahahahha
Thanks! It will be interesting to see if we can pull this together. My sister is running the AZ ragnar right now....GOOOO BECKY!

Michael said...

Shoot, I'll be partying in Peru while you're running 178 miles! Ha ha. JK. You almost sold me on it...

Jill said...

I love everything you said. I just love running. The relay sounds really fun, but I don't know anyone who's doing it. I don't even know you. I just happened to find your blog one day.

Lindy Merkley said...

Hey there, you probably don't know me but might have heard about me from Jessica and Marci. I think we met once at Marci's B-day party last year or something. Anyway, I'm wondering about the running skirts. I've noticed that a lot of them have the shorts underneath whereas the ones on your site do not. Does it make a difference?

Robyn said...

Lindy! I do remember you...I thought you had really cute hair! As for running skirts...from what I know, the ones with shorts under them are more "athletic skirts"...used for other sports. The running skirt has a brief instead of prevent more chafing. has both kinds! The athletic skirts (with the shorts) are a bit longer.

Garr and Jennie said...

I'm a friend of Tina's. I just discovered your blog and I love it! I am 6 months pregnant and missing running like crazy! I walk every day but I can't wait to get back to running. I agree with everything you wrote. Thanks for a great blog. I also enjoyed 6 tips for losing baby weight.