30 Days of Thanks {Day 15}

Day 15 {Running}

Today, I am thankful for running.  It's no secret that I love to run.  I really do.  Running makes me feel energized and strong.  When I miss days of running, I just feel off.  Running is not an option to me or something I do when I can find time.  I make it a priority.  

I run for several reasons: for my health, for my body as in the way it looks (that may be vain, but I want to look the best I can and running helps with that), and as an example (I want the boys to grow up seeing the importance of exercise and treating your body well.  K.C. even came home from school one day last week talking about the exercises they talked about at school and how it's good for you and he wanted to go run.).  And to be completely honest, one of the other perks of running is that I don't really worry too much about eating treats like this Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting that I plan to make for Thanksgiving next week:

Source: userealbutter.com via Anna on Pinterest

When I run, I feel good.  I like the way my legs and body feel when I'm all sweaty after a long run or even after a shorter interval run like the one I had to fit in this morning before work.  Short runs are better than no runs!

Tomorrow, I'll be linking up with my friend Jen for Fitness Fridays and talking about fitting it all in.

For more on my running, click the {Running} tab at the top of the page.  For posts on improving your runs or becoming a runner, follow these links:

So You Want to Run
So You Want to Run: Favorite Gear
So You Want to Run: Exercise, Nutrition, and My Advice
So You Want to Run: Race Day

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