A Little More Each Day

One working mama learning to run & to maintain my 100+ pound weight loss!

TotR: Best thing about running!

on March 8, 2016

Today’s Tuesdays on the Run is all about sharing the Best Thing About Running and as I’m looking out at a gorgeous spring day, that’s a cheerful thing to contemplate. I even have tulips coming up at my house! Getting out to enjoy the sights and sounds and smells of the onset of spring is definitely a great thing about running for me.

What else do I consider the Best Thing About Running?

– That superwoman feeling at the end of a race or a tough run, when I feel like I could move mountains (or that I just did!). It’s amazing what running has done for my confidence! I’m a lot more successful in other areas of my life than I am in my running and yet running makes me feel like nothing else.

How much better my lupus-y joints feel on days that I got a run in

Seeing the world in a whole new light: Whether it’s running along the Atlantic coast in Rhode Island or along the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco or through the hills of Tuscany, running has allowed me to see so much more of the world than I ever would have as a normal business traveler.

That I can do it: It still amazes me that I can keep putting one foot in front of the other and run half marathons. I think back to the person I was a few years ago, when I first decided to try going for a run, under equipped and very overweight, and am astounded at what I can do.

Running with my little guy: Running together is a huge source of motivation for me, because I know those little eyes are watching and learning, and a huge source of fun!
Oliver and Jessica 5.26.14 2

Gives me an excuse to go back to Disney! As I consider the marathon, I have to keep reminding myself that I can see the parks at any time. I don’t HAVE to run 26.2 miles to do it.


What’s the best thing about running for you? Thanks as always to Patty, Erika and Marcia for hosting our link up! Up next week, the HARDEST thing about running (I love that it isn’t the worst thing, because is there really a bad thing about running?)

ToTR logo


9 responses to “TotR: Best thing about running!

  1. That always get me going to Disney when there is a race involved. If feels weird when I do go to Disney and not run a race.

  2. mkadens1 says:

    Running while traveling = the best! I love seeing new places that way. Thanks for linking up!

  3. Meg B says:

    I love the running with your little guy. When we pass runners as we’re driving my sons will say “look, mama, a runner like you. And us. We run, too!” I love it!

  4. I love that picture of you at the race. You look beautiful and happy!

  5. […] week, we talked about all of the things that were great about running but this week, we’re looking at the down sides. It seems appropriate since I’m looking […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: