Why do I run...
- Because........, it redefines me and COMPLETES ME !!!
- —Guest dshekhar11
For my sanity
- Running keeps me real. It calms my anxiety. I'm a much better mother, wife, and person because I run. I get some 'me' time in my busy day and I especially love the way I feel after a run.
- —Guest beautygirl040
To honor Mom
- My mother died about a month ago from breast cancer at the age of 67. She was always in great shape and had run a marathon on every continent. Although I am still grieving her death, I signed up to run a half marathon. It's been several years since I've run more than 3 miles, but training for this race helps me feel close to Mom and makes me feel better about myself. She was such a great role model and she missed running when she could no longer run. I'm blessed to be healthy and able to run.
- —Guest Elizabeth
- Running makes me feel great about my body. It's the time when I feel connected to nature.
- —Guest Laufer
I Run because its Serenity.
- In 2012 one of my girlfriends ask me to run a half marathon with her. I thought, I have never run a mile and you want me to run 13.1? I was a little afraid but I took on the challenge. I can't explain what finishing that race at 2hr and 30 min have done to my soul. It's pure serenity. I will be running my second half marathon this April. I run because my mind, body and soul benefits. I'm a runner!!!
- —Guest Latannia Locks
Because I am my own worst critic
- I run because I need to feel better about myself, and running brings me to a mental level I never dreamed I'd reach. Though I am an out-of-shape running newbie, the challenge of fighting for that last breath to go that last mile is just the fight I needed after deep bouts of depression and self-loathing. I run to love myself again.
- —Guest Kitti
Ran to get in shape...lead to a cause
- I started to train for a 5k, and found that the 5k was for a great cause, Girls On The Run, which is a running program for girls ages 8-13 that,through a running program, teaches girls to be true to themselves and each other, self esteem, and healthiness. I decided to fund raise for them and raised $513 for their scholarship program....I lost probably 25 pounds and had a blast running with the girls in the 5k, my favorite part was when we got to the 2 mile mark and all the girls started screaming!! ❤ Gotrsonomacounty.com = awesome
- —Guest KNorman
I run to achieve
- I have tried many sports and have had success but nothing has ever comparted to running. Just the fact that I know if I work hard I will improve and get better makes me love it. When I win it just fuels my hunger succeed even more and worker harder. Through running I achieve my dreams and meet new people not to mention the great shape it keeps me in, I mean what can get any better than that?
- —Guest the trailblazer
a good role model
- I had wanted to run in the past but had knee and ankle pain. I decided a year ago that I wanted to try again. I have ran 5 5k's this last year. Not super fast but am being a better role model for my kids. I'd like to go farther faster!!! So far I've exceeded my goals, increased my confidence and surprised myself. Who knows what's next! farther faster!!!
- —Guest Christina
Want to do a marathon before I'm 50
- I'm 47 and had had a few drinks about 3 months ago and said to my partner that I wanted to do something different before I was 50, decided rather drunkenly this would be my aim,used to do 10k and the odd 7 mile run 20 years ago, had a bit of an injury lapse when first starting so only been running for 3 weeks 4 times a week, doing about 20 minutes a day and slowly building my distance up, doing my first 5k for over 20 years on the 8th December and I'm really looking forward to it.
- —Guest Postmanplod69
I love it!!
- Running is such an amazing feeling. It helps me escape and think out the problems I'm going through. I feel like its just me and world alone as time freezes. I get to feel free and think of what I want to do better with myself. The feeling is something nothing or nobody can compare too. Running is an easier way of relieving stress or tension your have. Its definetly me time that I always need. But running is such a good feeling to go through.
It's a life Style
- I run because its habit. I run because I love it. I've been running since third grade, and now I'm still running in high school. Running has changed my life, I've met new people, I've traveled across the country for races like usatf nationals. Running isn't just fun, it's a life style.
- —Guest Xc
Running from alcohol addiction
- I looked at myself in the mirror one morning and I hated how I looked. I was drinking almost everyday and over a years time I gained 30 lbs, while I lost custody of my child and the love of my life. I knew I was eating and drinking my problems away instead of facing them straight on. Now I'm running to stay healthy both emotionally and physically. The weight is coming off and I notice a huge difference in myself confidence. I can honestly say instead of running away from problems I run to face my trials and tribulations. I'm not afraid anymore and one day I know I'll be ready for the big fight. Giving up alcohol and making the choice to get a gym membership was the best decision I have made in years.
- —Guest Ms. J
- Im a 32 yr old African American I started about 7 mos ago walking along a trail to now reaching 13 miles running its my new love I love running I run about 3 times a week averaging 30 + miles per week when I run I'm free from all troubles it's freeing to run , the best runs are when you began in the morning and when it's dark and run into the sunrise , awesome!!!!!
- —Guest KennyMc
- I run for those who cannot run and for those who will not run. I am blessed with health, so I offer my m Running has many benefits for physical and mental health. It is a cheap and simple sport, which has good results in no time. In my case, I started with running for health reasons and is currently continuing because it makes me feel good and it shows both inside and out.
- —Guest kert