My 5 running truths

I was on a long run the other day and you know, long runs. ..  it gets boring. . . and your mind starts wandering. . .

and I started thinking about 5 things that are always true for me for running.

and this is what I came up with:

#1.  I love running in the rain.

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Preferably when it is pouring out. The kind of rain that you are soaked within 2 minutes of stepping outside the door. Because that makes jumping in puddles so much more fun. Winking smile

#2. 5 miles is my magic running number.

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Obviously, I run shorter and longer depending on the day. But 5 mile is my distance of choice. It  is long enough that I get a good run in but not too long that it takes forever.

#3. BODYPUMP music is my first choice for running tunes. Some of the best music to run to, IMHO.

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#4. Running with friends is always better than running alone. yes.

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#5. Running always helps me work through any problem or decision that I need to make. and it works. always.

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What’s your running truth??

Linking up with Amanda today for Thinking Out Loud!!

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  1. I like the bodypump playlist too! I think it’s nicely chosen and paired.
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  2. Love it! I think 3 miles is my magic number. My attention span starts to drop off after that, but I love when I get in the zone and go longer.
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  3. I need to do a post about why fall running is the best running. My running truth is, “walking in between running means you get to enjoy the view even more!”
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  4. Chris

    My top 5
    I can leave for a run crabby but I always return at peace
    6 is my magic number
    LOVE to run in the cool crisp fall weather…45 degrees is perfect
    Running buddies – non better in the world!
    Running clothes…love new running gear!

  5. I’m with you on all except for running in the rain. I hate when my feet/socks get wet!! Cool running is my favorite…about 50 degrees-so I can still run in shorts and be comfortable!
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  6. These are great!

    my running truth: “I fall in and out of love with running so easily!”
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  7. Love these and I definitely feel the same about #5! Both running and yoga do that for me 🙂
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  8. I never thought to run to BP music! That’s a great idea!
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  9. Running is so good for me to clear my head. And great stress relief for me.

    If my husband is home and rain is predicted for any part of the day he will wait for the rain to go for a run. I don’t hate running in the rain, but I don’t love it the way he does. So funny!
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