10 Things I’ve Learned About Running.

This morning I got in some chilly miles…it was about 30 degrees out. Was I not just telling you it was in the 60s and 70s a couple of days ago?

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I tell ya Texas weather is so bipolar. It didn’t bother me too much though…I love me some cold weather running. And running FAST to warm up.

I thought I’d share with you a few things I’ve learned about the lovely sport of running today over the past few years. It has been a wild, crazy fun ride and I have to say that running without a doubt has changed my life for the better.

So here it goes…in the past few years I have learned…

1. Running can be an amazing form of meditation…love the peace and quiet.
2. This sport is far from cheap. Actually I should say running RACES is far from cheap. But boy are they fun and a great way to hold you accountable.
3. Compression socks are a creation from Jesus and are made in heaven.
4. To run around up and down my block several times in order to get the desired number of mileage in for the day. Even if I look like a crazy person.
5. That coffee is a great post run treat. So is wine.
6. PRs and age group wins are just the icing on the cake. Very sweet and happy icing.
7. Pink is my confident running color.
8. A good pair of running shoes makes all the difference in the world.
9. A little tender loving care…massages, yoga, cross training, REST…are so vital and necessary to stay healthy as a runner.
10. Sometimes all it takes is a good long run to turn my entire day around.


What are a few things you’ve learned about running?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

20 thoughts on “10 Things I’ve Learned About Running.

  1. YES YES YES to #4. Lately I take this one running route that has tons of 1/4 mile side streets coming off the path, so it’s easy to duck down them and back to tack on more mileage. Except, I always make sure that I go down one, then over, and then back up another, so I don’t look crazy running back and forth on the same street 🙂

  2. I love all of these! Especially, #4: my place is on a HILL so doing that is not always the most fun, especially at the end of a long run, but I still do it and my neighbors usually wave as I pass by, haha! and #10: SO TRUE! and #7: I love it! 😀

  3. so true that running is far from expensive. It used to be, “put on your shoes, walk out the front door, run”. Now it’s, “cute running clothes, extra running shoes (long run, track, trail shoes), races, fuel, cool gadgets,running injuries means doctors bills, hotels for races that are too far, etc.!!!!”. The only thing I would probably say is FREE THERAPY!!! Joy!!!!

    I was planning on a lunch time run but the other girl I work with called out today. So, I unpacked my gym bag and left it home — of course I am mad that I did that because I want to go to the gym tonight, so I’ll just go home first. Thinking of a spin class!!! I hope I make it out there.

    We’re having some bipolar weather too. Yesterday afternoon I was SWEATING out — mid 50s. Today, a little bit of snow/sleet. not cool… this is how we get sick. Ugh.


  4. I’m all about ending a nice number – I prefer finishing the mile but at least the half mile!!!
    And, so true, a good run can totally turn the day around!!!

  5. Running has vastly improved and changed my life too. I would have to agree with all of your points and would like to add that dieting is no longer a thing for me. Now I look at food as fuel…and what’s going to help me run better. I know if I eat a donut, it’s not going to help me run fast, or set PRs. It’s made eating healthier a lot simpler for me.

  6. Haha if it hits 30 degrees here this time of year I’m out without a jacket! 😉

    Bipolar weather is the worst because you have to buy running clothes for literally any occasion. It’s just another example of why running is NOT cheap.

  7. 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. 🙂 i used to be a huge believer in compression as well, but i’m not so sure it does anything for me anymore. i like that you have a confident running color. i think mine would be turquoise/aqua/blue — most of my fave running clothes are some sort of blue!

    1. What?!! You hurt my heart and soul with that talk about compression socks…HAHA totally kidding–more for me!! Love all of those colors you love as well!! Happy running sweet thang!!

  8. # 4 is on point… My neighbor definitely thinks I’m stalking her son at this point haha

    and #7… I didn’t want to give into having pink as my confident color… but it’s just so bright and cheery and easy to find!

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