Why I Run

Happy National Running Day!

Back in 2013, I started running for a couple reasons. One is so I wouldn’t look like a fool in the annual 5k my company ran and the other is because I won a Garmin watch and figured I should probably use it.

People say to me all the time, “You must love to run!” And I am usually quick to respond with, “Not really.” Not to say that I don’t enjoy it (sometimes), but it’s hard work and never really seems to get any easier. There are many days where I have to drag myself outside to get going when I would rather sit on the couch eating Bunny Grahams.

So why do I run then?

Because I love carbs.
I love the aforementioned Bunny Grahams. I love cake. I love bread. I love pizza. Although I do try to enjoy these things in moderation, if I didn’t run, I would probably weigh a lot more.

Because I love the accomplishment.
There is no better feeling than finishing a race with a strong PR. It’s one of the reasons I love racing so much. Unfortunately, racing for PRs requires the tedious training runs. And it’s worth every mile.

Because I don’t like contact sports.
Jonathan plays soccer. He has had several encounters with players on other teams yelling at him not to touch them when he runs into them. We don’t understand why people play contact sports if they don’t want to be touched. I don’t like random people touching me. So I run.

Why do you run?

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