10 Reasons Why I Love Being a Runner

So I have decided to have a little fun.  I am 27 days away from the London Marathon and getting ready to taper.  For some reason I have been in a very contemplative running mood lately.  Not sure what has triggered it but I am going to run with it.

For the next 10 days I will count down the  “10 Reasons Why I Love Being a Runner.”

Starting with #10!!!

10.  I can thoroughly enjoy my dessert.

Ok, so I know that running, or working out in general, is not a license to eat anything BUT I do take certain liberties especially when I am marathon training.  My favorite post long-run dessert is the Oreo Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.  Just a slice, not the whole cake!  Some weeks you will find me indulging in ice cream from White Mountain or JP Licks.  I try to mix it up!

When I am one week pre-marathon, I try to cut back on my sweets but there is no way I can go cold turkey so I buy the 110 calorie Twix.  Then I eat two a day.  I also put them in my race bag so I can have one after I finish.  Most of the time I forget it is there. Eventually I find it and eat it.

It is very nice to be able to order dessert and enjoy it guilt free.  If I didn’t run so much, I would probably have some guilt.  So thank you running!  I will have my cake and eat it too!

Thanks for following and stayed tuned for #9 tomorrow.


One comment

  1. I completely agree with a little indulgence.

    I was addicted to Jaffa Cakes during my marathon training, which is weird because I don’t really like them that much 🙂

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