What I love about running

I am linking up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice, Erika at MCM Mama runs and Patty at My no guilt life for Tuesdays on the run where today’s topic is The Best Thing about Running.



There is so much I love, its hard to pick just one ! So here are my Top 10 reasons, each one benefitting the body, mind or spirit :

  • The sense of accomplishment from following a plan and reaching goals
  • Cute running clothes
  • Keeps my body looking young and fit
  • Knowing I am doing something good for myself
  • The connection it gives you with other people. (I am currently at a conference in Mexico for work. I love seeing my colleagues on the treadmill at 6 a.m. A completely different way to connect)
  • The opportunities it gives for travel, destination races
  • A healthy addiction
  • Relieves stress
  • Allows me to indulge in chocolate and wine
  • Gets me outside, in the fresh air… and replenishes my vitamin D !



Why do you run ? If you don’t run, what do you love about your fitness ?


Comments: 12

  1. Absolutely for meeting new running friends and cute new clothes! i am writing a spin on this tomorrow. Fun topic! hope you are enjoying the weather in Mexico
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 9, 2016 at 8:34 pm Reply

      It was beautiful Sunday but has rained the past 2 days ! Grrrrrr

  2. Marcia March 9, 2016 at 3:47 am Reply

    Yes to all of the above! Running can be hard but the rewards are amazing. Thanks for linking up!
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 9, 2016 at 8:33 pm Reply

      I think the hardest thing is the waxing and waning of motivation….

  3. Erika @ MCM Mama Runs March 9, 2016 at 5:30 am Reply

    Great reasons. I’m in it for the skirts LOL.
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 9, 2016 at 8:32 pm Reply

      I have never tried a running skirt but there are so many great prints out there… such fun to have bright clothes !

  4. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy March 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm Reply

    Great list, Karen!
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 9, 2016 at 8:31 pm Reply

      think I missed anything ?

  5. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin March 9, 2016 at 6:47 pm Reply

    All great reasons! Yup I’m so with you on the cute clothes part, now If I could only have cute everyday clothes! Enjoy your trip!
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm Reply

      I actually spend more on running clothes now than I do on “real” clothes. LOL

  6. Christine @ Two Runners Travel March 10, 2016 at 12:34 pm Reply

    I love your comment on your connection with other people. I had a few coworkers who I didn’t really connect with…until I found out they were runners and then my perception of them and our relationship always changed a bit. It’s a great hobby! 🙂
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 10, 2016 at 4:26 pm Reply

      True ! So funny how our perception of people changes once we really get to know them. I have discovered so many people in my company who run…. I am currently at a conference and meeting them at the gym at 6 a.m. (without make up and dressed in gym clothes) definitely changes perceptions !

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