10 Reasons why I run every Day

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine” Mike Murdock 

There are many reasons why I have decided to run a mile daily. Here are ten

  1. A mile run is easy to fit into the day. It takes me around ten minutes to run the mile and this is very achievable on a daily basis.
  2. It is a short enough distance to avoid injury.
  3. Over a year I run 365 miles which is the same as 14 marathons.
  4. It burns about 60,000 calories a year and probably more as the metabolic rate is kept high.
  5. The run can be done anywhere:- from home, from work or on holiday. There can be no excuses to move.
  6. I am able to challenge myself easily within the mile by incorporating a few faster segments.
  7. I don’t need to procrastinate about going for the run as I know it will be over quite quickly. The psychological barrier is easily broken.
  8. I do not need to think when I will be exercising as I know it is everyday.
  9. My metabolic rate is kept high because it is always being given a daily boost.
  10. As I run everyday I tend to have more energy throughout the day and am much more positive about everything else in life.

Why do you run everyday? I would love to hear from you.



5 thoughts on “10 Reasons why I run every Day

  1. I don’t run everyday but I run at least 4 – 5 times a week. I run for spiritual and mental clarity and also for fitness. Great job keep it up!

  2. I can honestly say that i have never thought about running ‘just one mile’ – which, with that said makes perfect sense really. having trained as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, even dancer, one is taught practice makes perfect and with the ACSM guidelines of a minimum of 20-30 minutes of exercise 3-4 times a week (this may have changed – i haven’t taught in a few years) i have been programmed to think along the lines of 4-5 runs a week/cardio, strength training other days. When i was training for triathlon – well, this is a whole other monster. now that i have been living the ‘normal’ life and I say this from the perspective of those i used to teach and train, getting these hours in a day/week are practically unattainable. BUT – they are – I know this – I have to remember the speeches I used to give to my students and I really love the one mile a day concept. This I know is attainable – it will not conflict with time taken away from work, my boys, even the pup. Gee, I really like your blog! (I promise I will not always ramble – Kimberly)

  3. I really like this list you put together…It makes a lot of sense that I hadn’t thought about before. Good stuff, thanks!

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