My 5 favorite things about long runs.

1. The sense of accomplishment when I stop. Especially when I look at the map of my route. Sometimes I've run through multiple towns. My record is 6 right now.

2. I love love love proving myself wrong. A year ago if you had told me I would run 15 miles….just because I could I wouldn't have believed you. Knowing that I will constantly push my body to new limits excites me.

3. When I run for a long period of time I feel like I enter a whole different world. I have the ability to tune out the world and all my problems and just listen to my body.

4. So pretty much when I run for like 2 hours or more I feel like it gives me the right to eat….A LOT. I mean when I burn 1300 plus calories the rest of the day I am truly playing catch up. Honestly I'm pretty much always hungry. Always. Yes this includes pizza cheese and delicious Apothic Dark wine.

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5. This one will sound strange….but the soreness the next day. It’s like a subtle reminder that yes I did something hard the day before. Sometimes I’ve run further than most people drive. So there!

Until next time!!

Danielle

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