But it's about more than that. It's about all the reasons why we run, and why running moves us.
My running story is pretty simple. I started losing weight, then plateaued. If I had to get on the elliptical one more time, I was going to scream. So I put on a giant Miller Lite T-shirt I won at a bar and $11 running shoes to go for a jog.
I hated it.
Initially it took me longer to talk myself into going for a run than actually completing the run. I looked for excuses to stop and legitimately thought I was going to die when I ran my first 5K.
But I kept at it. A mile or two here or there when I could, chipping away at the time and building my endurance.
It was a long road. Eventually, I found the runner's high everyone talks about, and I was hooked.
So why do I run?
For the sense of accomplishment.
To eat more food.
For the array of awesome gear.
To be part of a community.
To get skinny.
For the bling.
So when I'm old, I can say "I conquered that."
|Ironman 70.3 Triathlon|
For the quest of getting better, day by day.
Because it makes me happy.
|Vermont City Marathon|
For me, and for my future, I run.
Why do you run?