10 ways I heart running

275397002v6 480x480 Front 10 ways I heart runningHappy Valentine’s Day! If you haven’t seen it yet, the guys over at #RunChat are asking everyone to list the 10 things they like about running as a way to mark Valentine’s Day. I can tell you, this is hard to narrow down for me. Just 10? But here goes my attempt:

1.  A chance to get outside and exercise, no matter what the weather.

2. The sense of accomplishment after the run.

3. The high I get while out there.

4. The social aspect of it–there’s not much else I’d rather do with good friends than go for a long run.

5. The sense of strong I feel.

6. The smile it puts on my face.

7. The way it sets up the rest of my day like nothing else.

8. The chance to work toward a goal.

9. The variety of scenery I get to experience up close and in person.

10. Experiencing progress when training goes smoothly.

What’s at the top of your list? 

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  1. Running make eat less than usual because I don’t want to waste the effort I hardly spent !
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  2. Great list! Here are my reasons I love running =) http://www.bananabuzzbomb.com/2012/02/14/10-things-i-love-about-running/

  3. It feels great!
    kari @ Running Ricig recently posted..not one to be corny or even remotely emotionalMy Profile

  4. I get the same feeling………. on the bike
    BDD recently posted..Happy Valentines Day – Who Do YOU Love?My Profile

  5. Yay to running! the best valentine :) I recently posted the reasons I love to run: I love the endorphin hit, I get to see new places- and it (almost) always brings a smile


    Happy V day! :)
    Josie @ happycorrdora.com recently posted..Loving the good run.My Profile

  6. Agreed and agreed!! Running is that high that I need each day!!
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  7. Seeing things in a whole new light!
    Kovas recently posted..Tuesday Tasting: Comique Révolution BlancMy Profile

  8. Running makes me smile, frown, laugh, cry, be happy, be sad and makes my pants fit.
    Laura recently posted..3 Things Wrong with Sunday’s Long RunMy Profile

  9. Nice list! After nearly 31 years of running I’m glad that it is still my way of life and my passion. It makes me feel complete.
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  10. Oh let me count the ways!
    1. Keeps my heart strong!
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  11. Ohhh so hard to narrow it down and put it into words.

    The sense of community it brings – among my usual running buddies, blog friends and even complete strangers at races … that’s near the top of my list!
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  12. endorphins! they are the best and completely set the tone for the rest of your day!
    Kristy@RunTheLongRoad recently posted..Weekend Recap: CelebrationMy Profile

  13. ‘The smile it puts on my face.’

    Even just reading that puts a smile on my face. :)

    Happy Valentine’s day!
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  14. Great list!! I love it!

    Happy Valentines Day!
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  15. I <3 this post! It is such a perfect post for Valentine's Day! :)

    I love that running has brought me so many dear friends who I have shared many miles with.

    Happy Valentine's Day!!
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  16. great post. Happy Vday :) and I love running to get outside too! – I used to tell myself that’s why I smoked….silly now that I think about it ;)
    Ali Mc recently posted..Happy Valentines DayMy Profile

  17. Great post! Everything on your list is exactly why I love running too!
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  18. Great list!

    I’d only add, the chance to be alone. Something I crave every day.
    and for treadmill days, the chance to watch grown up movies. ;-)
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  19. Yes to all of those reasons! I also love the confidence it brings me – running is a good self-esteem booster!
    Kara recently posted..Can You Replace Running?My Profile

  20. Great list! I love the way it makes me feel afterwards and the escape during the run!
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  21. Your number seven is top of my list! It truly never fails.
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  22. OK, I am just going to since those are the exact reasons I love to run as well but I’ll add a #11 and that is the sense of calm and ability to think rationally while not in the moment.
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  23. The way it sets up your day—i agree!! So, how long could you make your list?! :) by the way, what style of shoe are you running in now?
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  24. at the top of my list is
    it makes stay me and not get lost again
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  25. Great list! I love that you have a great group to run with.
    MCM Mama recently posted..10 Things I love about runningMy Profile

  26. Totally agree! Running can always be my Valentine!
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  27. I just love being outside in fresh air.
    Hope you had a fab Valentines day!
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  28. it make me feel good, and if I not running I feel guilty… Oh and it’s good for my figure!
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  29. best top 10 running list EVER…I agree completely with each of them. I like working towards a goal and it IS in fact the best high ever!
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  30. Great list! Thanks for participating and spreading the word about #runchat.
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