I started running about 3 years ago because it was a cheap way to exercise. There were no gym memberships and very little equipment involved. Now, I do it because I enjoy it, and I have decided to start training for my 2nd half marathon. You would think that running and desserts go hand in hand. The more you run, the more sweets you can eat, right? Well, not so much, at least not for me. When I run, sugar is my enemy. I cannot eat cookies and cupcakes and run 8 miles the next morning. Part of why I continue to run is because it forces me to be thoughtful about what I eat.