Favorites List: Top Favorite Things I Enjoy About Running

Running can often evoke different emotions and feelings.  Even those these feelings can oppose each other, it’s part of what makes running so challenging.  This juxtaposition can also keep running interesting.  Here’s my ten favorite, but opposing feelings from running:

  1. The solitude of running alone — the ability to clear your mind and simply run.
  2. The friendship of running with others — it’s difficult to beat the memories shared with others during runs.
  3. The consistency of sticking to your training plan.
  4. The flexibility of knowing when your training plan is not working and making the necessary changes without worrying about the consequences.
  5. The nerves just seconds before a race starts.
  6. The elation of crossing the finish line.
  7. The sense of accomplishment after a slow but long run.
  8. The challenge of holding a fast pace longer than you anticipated.
  9. The quiet serenity of trail running.
  10. The bustling nature of running in a metropolitan area.

 

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