Notes from the Lake

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Why I Run

6th June 2012

In honor of National Running Day, Sharon Rekieta, Fitness Director at Lake Austin Spa Resort, shares why she runs!

Why do I run? 

Because I can
Because I can run solo, with my dog or with my running group buddies
Because it's cheaper than therapy
Because I really enjoy working up a serious sweat
Because I want to send that cupcake packing
Because I love to feel the after-effects
Because there are no techniques to learn, moves to master or equipment to buy
Because it's my personal time…

"Anybody can be a runner.  We were meant to move.  We were meant to run.  It’s the easiest sport."
--Bill Rodgers

Secret 1: Start: Every mile, 5K and marathon starts with a step.  Depending on your fitness level and exercise history, the start of your journey towards becoming a runner could be taking a few steps down your driveway or jogging a few intervals during your walk.

“If you run, you are a runner.  It doesn’t matter how fast or how far.  It doesn’t matter if today is…

To acknowledge the impact of running on the lives of so many, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 has been designated National Running Day - a day of celebration for those who already run and a day to spread encouraging words and an inviting hand to those yet to discover this healthy, beneficial and wonderful activity.

Fun facts about running:

There are more than 75 million runners in the United States.

Over one billion pairs of running shoes are sold worldwide each year.

You can "run on air."  At…