There are a LOT of reasons that I love running.
But my fellow runners are one BIG reason.
I love how supportive other runners are. It doesn't matter if you PR with a sub 20 or a sub 40 5k, a fellow runner is bound to congratulate you.
Runners also encourage each other during races. You won't find many sports where competing athletes will offer supporting words to their 'rivals'. I've had many strangers running beside me offer a 'you can do it' or a 'just keep going, you're almost there'.
I also love that the term 'runner' can encompass all types of people. Tall, short, skinny, husky, male, female, you name it. The running community is open to anyone willing to lace up their shoes and head out.
I'm proud to be a runner.
What do you love most about running?