50 Reasons To Run

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Here’s fifty reasons (and counting) why you should go for a run right now. What are yours?

  1. Because you can.
  2. To release endorphins.
  3. To burn calories.
  4. To enjoy fresh air.
  5. Because there are 24 hours in a day.
  6. Because tomorrow you will be older.
  7. To escape reality.
  8. To exercise your heart.
  9. To lower your risk of cancer.
  10. Because you didn’t yesterday.
  11. Because work was stressful.
  12. Because the kids are driving you crazy.
  13. To test your limits.
  14. To train for your next race.
  15. To explore a new city.
  16. To test a new pair of shoes.
  17. Because you don’t want to wonder what if.
  18. Because it gets easier each time you go.
  19. To prove someone wrong.
  20. Because your running buddy is going.
  21. To strengthen your muscles.
  22. To get a better view.
  23. To exercise your dog.
  24. To sleep better.
  25. To enjoy a sunrise.
  26. To enjoy a sunset.
  27. Because you packed your running clothes.
  28. Because you didn’t hit the snooze button.
  29. Because you can always just run 1 mile.
  30. Because you aren’t injured.
  31. To clear your head.
  32. To brag on social media.
  33. To justify dessert.
  34. Because it sharpens your mind.
  35. Because you update your playlist.
  36. Because you need quiet time.
  37. To increase your bone density.
  38. To pass one more person in a race.
  39. Because you don’t have an excuse.
  40. To avoid vacuuming.
  41. To chase a PR.
  42. Because the sun is shining.
  43. Because you found a new route.
  44. To build confidence.
  45. To increase your energy.
  46. To gain perspective.
  47. Because you’re frustrated.
  48. Because you’re happy.
  49. Because you want to.
  50. Because you never regret it.

2 comments… add one
  • Darrin October 8, 2014, 10:32 pm

    Pretty good list…if beer had been on the list it would have been epic.

  • Steve Peet October 8, 2014, 3:59 pm

    Because #beer

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