The ‘runner’s high’ is the best feeling in the world, no question. The joy when you smash a PB, take on a new route or really just finish a run at all, is caused by endorphins – the same chemicals that are associated with the feeling of well-being and security in a romantic partnership. We’re not saying running is the only relationship you need, but it’s hard to argue with science…
Running with friends
Running is the love you don’t mind sharing. In fact, the best motivation is having friends supporting and encouraging you to reach your goals! To get around not being able to run together at the moment, try entering virtual challenges with friends through popular apps like Strava, or share your solo runs with a like-minded community of runners through our social channels, tag us at @runnersneed.
The training schedule, the anticipation, the thrill of race day…entering competitions is one of the very best things about running, for the way it inspires runners to push their limits and demonstrates how far they’ve come. The effort you put into running is always rewarded and so we cannot wait for events and competitions to come back soon!
There’s a special excitement that comes with new kit, whether it’s the latest high-tech trainers or just a pair of socks. Why not forget the flowers and chocolates and treat yourself to what you really want this Valentine’s Day?