I’m currently obsessed with reading running blogs. One of my favorites is the Runner’s Lounge. Most of the blogs I follow have been featured in the Lounge and they offer podcasts, videos, and more to help all runners–from expert to novice (like me).
Recently, they’ve been featuring blogger’s answers to the question: “Why do you run?” Here’s mine:
Why I Run
Because I never thought I could
Because now I know I can
Because it makes me feel powerful, capable, and strong
Because I like challenges
Because my biggest competition is myself
Because every run is a personal triumph, if not a personal record
Because I have definition in my legs like never before
Because I’m in better shape at 30 than I was at 20
Because racing is fun!
Because I’ve yet to come in last
Because I’ve yet to come in first
Because it’s okay to run away from your problems if you’re actually running
Because rate x time = distance. Always.
Because no matter how slow I am, I’m faster than the slump on the couch
Because you can’t get arrested for a runner’s high
So… why do you run? (or bike… or golf… or whatever)