Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why I Love the Running Community

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?


  1. My friend told me she is trying to run, but really doesn't go fast enough to be called a runner. I told her as long as your feet leave the ground, no matter the speed you are running. :) I love the fact that we really are running against our own time too :) You're right, runners are great!

  2. Girl, I am so with you on this. I've established some of my best friendships through running.

  3. I totally agree with you. The running community seems to be so accepting and awesome.

  4. I completely agree that the running community has to be one of the most accepting and welcoming communities there is.