I was 6 weeks away from doing my first triathlon, at 40 years old. As I did not grow up as an athlete, the training regimen was very new to me. I was still learning to swim, riding a road bike for the first time and logging way more running miles than I ever had before. 


I almost hit the snooze button, yet somehow, I resisted. Instead I got up, enjoyed a little coffee, then got dressed for my morning run. I was not feeling particularly motivated so I turned my attention to three benefits of running that get me moving! I’ll share these three with you, hoping they will help you get up and out the door.