I discovered the joys or running again and love how running made me feel. Running also helped my mind too. I also took up creating this website at the same time I started running. I discovered how running helps me to think so much better, in fact, I plan my next post when I am out running. I am able to write better after I get a good run in. Running helps me to have energy long after I run.
I also run to stay young looking. I look young for my age and I do believe that running, along with eating healthy keeps me young looking. Running also helps me to eat healthy. I feel great about myself after running so that helps me to make wise choices with food.
I run because it is fun. Yes after you have been running for a while it becomes fun. Running also allows me to enter races and have the fun of winning. My teen son and I love to enter races just for the sake of winning. He is a fast runner and always wins in his age category. I tend to win in my age category too. The picture below is from a race we did a couple of years ago on Thanksgiving. This race was in Joplin, Mo. and it was very cold that day.
Here is a photo from a race that my son wanted to do. It was one where you had to run through mud and climb things. My son loved this race, me not so much. I just had a hard time in the mud as it felt so gross.
Some people run as it allows them to eat more. This use to be the case with me, but once I hit 40 that all changed. I now find that I have to run and eat healthy to stay in shape.