I don’t know about you, but I’m really proud to call myself a runner. I may not be fast, but I run and that’s what matters. When I saw this, I started thinking about why I run. There are so many reasons it’s hard to narrow it down. Here are a couple that are especially important to me.
- I run for my health. It’s part of a balanced workout routine that also includes strength training, circuit training and spinning. Along with a health diet, I’m hoping to prevent some of the health problems that are found in my family history.
- I run because it’s me-time. I do run with friends quite a bit because it does make it more fun and can pass the time and distance a bit faster. When I am alone, I’m not really clearing my head. I’m not someone who can run when they’re extremely stressed. In fact, I’ve tried to remember what I think about when I’m running and I couldn’t tell you. I think I must just be enjoying the scenery and the challenge!
- I run because I like seeing what I can push myself to do. It’s so awesome to tackle a new distance or set a new PR.
- I run because I can. I’m a member of a group called I Run for Michael. Runners are assigned a buddy who, for some reason or another (sometimes medical), can’t run. My buddy is a beautiful little girl named Lorinda. I dedicate all my runs and workouts to her and we keep in touch through her mom on social media. It’s been pretty special.
Why do you run?