10 Reasons Why You Should Run A Half Marathon

10 Reasons why you should run a half marathonRunning a half marathon is the perfect distance (in my opinion, hence the blog name HALF Crazy Mama). So I thought I would put together a list of 10 reasons why you should run a half marathon, just in case you are on the fence about running one. Without further ado, here they are, 10 reasons why you should run a half marathon:

  1. Because running a half marathon is a huge accomplishment. 
  2. Because training for a half marathon will be a great way to get in shape.
  3. Because running a half marathon burns roughly 1,900 calories. 
  4. Because you will get a medal at the end! Duh!runners during a race
  5. Because a half marathon is the second most popular race distance behind the 5k.
  6. Because 13.1 miles is the perfect distance. Long enough to feel exhausted, but not so long that you feel like you might die.
  7. Because you will forever be able to brag about running a half marathon.
  8. Because you might make some new friends in the process.
  9. Because you are capable of doing hard things. 
  10. Because a half marathon is HALF the distance of a full marathon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

13.1 can change your whole outlook on life. I know it sounds crazy, but I truly feel this way. Years ago I set out on a goal of running just ONE half marathon and said I would never run a full…and yada yada. Here I am though, 100+ half marathons, 30ish full marathons and countless other races deep.  I have made so many friends on this journey and they are all amazing. I have been able to visit cities I probably wouldn’t have visited without having a race there and that has been incredible. My daughter has grown up with a love of running because she has watched me do it her whole life. She can’t wait for the day that she is deemed old enough to run a half marathon with me. 

Have you ran a half marathon? Are you planning to run one? Do you think running a half marathon is crazy? 

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