It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!

This week’s theme is Five Reasons to Run ________ (a marathon, an ultra, a 5k, whatever you fancy)…

I’m am choosing to go with Five Reasons to Run an Ultra, and I’m taking a fun approach!  It’s been years since I ran the JFK 50-Miler, but looking back, here are my five silly reasons to run an ultra:

1.  You have three black toenails as a result of your last marathon, and you want all of your nails to match

2.  You want an excuse to eat snacks all day long without feeling guilty

3.  You miss tripping over roots, running through mud and streams, and having some of the most amazing views while running!

4.  You need a new belt buckle for your favorite jeans

5.  You need something to talk about at cocktail parties



Today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a chance to win one of two George Mason University SMART Lab 3-D Gait Analyses.  Complete rules can be found in Monday’s post.

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  • Questions:
  • What is the longest distance you’ve run?
  • Have you run an ultra, or do you have an ultra on your bucket list??
  • Who’s racing this weekend?