9 Joys of Running ...

Aside from writing, running is one of my passions in life.

I started running about 10 months ago and in that span of time, I have run 2 official half-marathons and countless short distance races.

As I write this post, I am training for a full marathon which happens in January 2011.

I am not a fast runner and I do not have podium finishes.

I don’t even finish anywhere near top ten.

Despite being an average runner, I continue to run for the sheer love of it.

I have found in my 10 months of hitting the pavement that there are joys that a runner experiences.

1. Muscle Gain

Muscle Gain

Photo Credit: brianapa

The first thing you notice after running regularly for several weeks is the gain of muscle mass.

You look leaner and the muscles in your lower #body feel more firm.