17 Things Running 🏃🏼 Can Teach You 👆🏼 about Yourself ✌🏼 ...

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Of all the things about running that surprised me, what's most shocking is how much I've learned, and not about the sport itself, but what I've learned about me, myself.

If you think you might want to give running a try, here are a few things you might learn about yourself, too.2

1. The Right Pair of Shoes Really Can Change Your Life

The Right Pair of Shoes Really Can Change Your Life

Cinderella was right: a pair of shoes really can change your life...

especially if they're running shoes.

The right running shoes can help you run longer, run faster, and run without injury, so make sure you consult a pro to find exactly the right pair of running shoes for you.

2. Thigh Gaps Are so Overrated

Thigh Gaps Are so Overrated

Tina and Amy agree: thigh gaps aren't an indicator of how healthy you are, so you should not care about having one...

which is great, because once you start running and building the muscles in your legs, even if you used to have one, you won't now.

And that's fine.

3. You Don't Really Need Toenails

You Don't Really Need Toenails

Okay, my feet were never cute, but after several years of running, they're Walking Dead bad.2

And just like the lack of thigh gap, it's fine.

My feet?

They're powerful and strong, and who knew toenails were pretty much optional?

4. You Actually Really Love Cheesy Pop Songs

You Actually Really Love Cheesy Pop Songs

It's not safe to run with earbuds in, so when I need music to keep me going, I have to listen to it out loud, which means everyone can hear it...

which means when I see someone coming, I hit "pause" because no one needs to know that ABBA and Jason Derulo and Icona Pop give me wings, okay?

5. Medals Are Awesome

Medals Are Awesome

I'm absolutely against medals and trophies just for people who participate in some event or sport...

unless it's for me, in a really difficult race I've just finished.

In which case, medal me up, stat!

Medals are fantastic!

And when You Win...
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