Yesterday I mentioned that to celebrate National Running Day, I am planning a joint celebration run with my MRTT friends and my Cruisers friends.

It’s going to be awesome!

Since I will be celebrating with these two very important groups of friends, I decided to reach out to them and ask them why they run.  My question was simple, “Why do you run?”

IRunBecausePoster

 

I run because…

It’s who I am.
It’s fun.
It’s good for me.
It allows me to be outside.
It allows me to meet new friends.
DebRuns

 

The Cruisers run because…

I’m married to DebRuns; do I really have a choice?
Bill

I like to eat good food and drink good wine.
I love the social aspect of running with other people!
Janet

I run so I can eat a lot of chocolate.
I run because in my mind, I am a Kenyan.
Julie

I run because I can and that’s a blessing I never want to take for granted!
Becky

Every day I run is a “good day.”
I always feel better after a run than before.
Miles

It makes me feel stronger, more powerful, and energetic.
Joe

I like to run.
Walking is slow.
It’s a great escape from reality.
I can.
Joseph

I run because I love it.
Liana

It is a cheaper addiction than smoking that I did for 27 years.
And it compliments the breath mind body connection of yoga.
I quit smoking 10 years ago and running was my replacement to refocus me.
Jerome

…otherwise I would drink!
. . . of the runner’s high!
. . . I get time with my girlfriends.
. . . the older I get the more I am challenging myself.
. . . I can!
I run to teach my daughter a life lesson . . .

I rarely place in my age group.  I run for me and that is my winning.
Jessamyn

I run because it is a form of mind, body, and soul therapy
that makes me feel complete.

It is also a wonderful way to spend quality time with my running buddies.
I always feel better after my runs with them
because we talk about everything!

Susan

I run because everything always seems so much better after I run.
Chuck

 

Moms RUN This Town run because…

I love to eat!
Beth

It changes the way I view myself.
Kim

I want my girls to see what healthy really is,
not what “healthy” is according to media sources.
Elizabeth

Because it keeps me healthy, happy, and strong!
Erin

It relieves the stress I am facing from having a teenage girl!!!
It is cheaper than therapy!
Katie

So my legs won’t jiggle as much when I walk!
Shawnita

It’s my meditation and keeps me connected with nature.
We were born to run!
Kathy

It’s my “me” time and I always feel better afterwards!
Melissa

It’s my therapy, my sanity, my down time.
It’s who I am.
Misty

 

From all of us, to all of you,
Happy National Running Day!

 

  • Questions:
  • Why do you run?
  • Are you going on a special run today?
  • What’s your favorite holiday?

 

Happy Running! ~ Deb