Feel Good Running Stories

copy-cropped-cross-country_1.jpgAre you suffering from a bout of seasonal affective disorder? Is winter sticking around a little extra long even though spring began last week? If so, you can fill a few minutes with these happy stories I rounded up on running. I seen these make the rounds of social media and love any feel good story, especially those on running.


Women Gets Extra Help with 10K

Check out this story on a woman who finished a 10K with the help of America’s finest. Asia Ford lost more than 200 pounds and decided to enter a 10K as a new finest challenge. She struggled after mile 4, but a cop noticed and grabbed her hand. Together, they finished the race. Added bonus: a nice, altruistic gesture from a cop. Cops deserve some good press.



10 Year Old Breaks World Record

A 10 year old broke the half marathon world record for his age. Reinhardt Harrison began running not long after learning to walk, giving him a few years of practice before accomplishing this feat. He finished the Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon in Virginia with a whopping time of 1:35:02, an incredible two minutes faster than the previous record. He said he wasn’t even running at top speed because his dad told him to treat it as a training run. Is this a future Olympic marathoner? We would have to assume so.

Obese Man Commits to Run 5K Every Month

derek500_0Derek Mitchell weighs 570 pounds, but that doesn’t stop him from pushing the fitness limits. He has decided he will run a 5K every month for all of 2015. He recently completed 3.1 miles at the Big 12 Run in Kansas City, Missouri. He doesn’t care what place he comes in, as long as he crosses that finish line.