The elusive “runner’s high.”
I always wanted to know what that felt like, but it continued to be out of my reach. Until recently.
I’m now seven weeks into my half-marathon training, and I can honestly say that I now look forward to my runs—not dread them with the same apprehension I usually only reserve for the dentist (or blind dates).
Yep, I’m feeling good. Losing weight, feeling energized, and most of all, I feel strong. Like I can kick some serious ass.
Blah, blah, blah, you’re thinking. I’ve heard this before. And I agree. When my friends used to talk about how good running made them feel, I would tune out, too. So here are a few of the lesser-known, or at least talked about, benefits of running. They might just make you want to hit the trail …