FITNESS: 7 Reasons I Love Being a Runner You Should Too | ShesIt

Running is Fun!

 

There are so many reasons to love being a runner that I can literally go on for days, but today I will list just a few.

 

Being a runner rocks because it changes your body and mental state for the better, just think have you ever met an unhappy runner? I think not! At least all my running friends are always in great moods (most especially on the days that they run).

 

Even if your day is going so-so, the fact that you got your run in can make it much easier to tackle any adversity. It makes life that much easier because running is a great stress reliever.

 

And running gives you some time to focus on your life and your future goals. Runs are a great time to soul search. I have discovered so much about myself as I pounded the pavement. You mentally never finish where you started after a run. That’s not all! Running burns mega calories, which can completely reshape your body. Many runners have amazing figures for this very reason. These are just a few of the many reasons to love being a runner. But there are so many more reasons, like:

 

Running Feels Great

 

Okay, not all runners feel the runners high, which is a surge of endorphins (happy chemicals in the brain). But there is nothing better than the feeling after you have completed your run. You will feel accomplished and have more energy. You feel like you are that much further in your day. This is one of my favorite reasons I love being a runner because of how great I feel.

 

Running Gives You Time to Think

 

I love running because it gives me time to think about my goals for today and for the future. I have solved many problems during a run because of the mental clarity running provides. It gives me time to analyze myself and reassess my goals. Running also clears my mind and destresses me, which as a mom of four and business owner, some days I totally need! On the days where everything seems to be not going your way, a run will help you to see the silver lining.

 

Running Burns Mega Calories

 

Running burns on average 100 calories per mile (based on a 135-pound woman). This is one of the highest calorie burning exercises which yields great results on the scale so you better get running! This mega calorie torcher will have you losing weight, toning your body and feeling an extra spring in your step. Running truly is the fountain of youth!

 

Running Builds Your Confidence

 

As a lifelong runner, I feel great because I know it is something I can pick up and do with no equipment. All I need is my running shoes and it is something I am good at. Almost everyone is a runner from a young age. Think about it: you have been running since you were a child, after a ball or after your siblings. Build your confidence and become an avid runner, you will not regret it!

 

Running is Great for Your Health

 

Running lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and so much more.

 

Running also helps you to combat obesity. Better get out for a run. No matter what the weather is like, the weather is always perfect for a run, because life is what you make of it. Make today a great running day by going the distance and getting out for a run!

 

Running Gives Me More Energy

 

The surge of energy I feel after a run is incredible. I literally feel like I can conquer the world after every run. This energy literally carries me through each day to accomplish all I need to. Running is such an incredible individual sport for this reason!

 

Running is So Much Fun

 

Okay, now this is where I am totally biased when I say running is fun because I do love to run. But how great is it to know that you ran more in one day than some people run in a lifetime? I feel this every time I run a marathon of 26.2 miles. You can run and make it a fun journey by taking in the sights around. The world looks completely different on foot then if you were in a car. So, take it all in. Or bring a friend and bond over a fun run together!

 

Whatever you do you must try a run to see if you enjoy running as much as I do. I will be looking for you out on the roads and if I see you running I promise to give you a smile and a wave as we run by one another. Are you ready to get out for a run?

 

Tara

Tara Zimliki is a nationally recognized weight loss expert, personal trainer, health coach, health writer and founder of Tara’s Bootcamp, the Premiere Bootcamp of New Jersey. Tara also runs her own blog, funfitmama.com