“Why do you run?” This question seems like the right question to answer after Marathon #2. Running 23 miles without my normal drive to run left me wondering if I had somehow changed. My desire to compete and run fast was stronger than ever two weeks prior. Where did it go? Did I lose the drive I thought was burned into my soul? (That may be a little to dramatic, but let’s roll with it…) I thought I was “Born to Run,” but maybe I wasn’t. In the days following the marathon, I didn’t understand how I could feel so unmotivated, so lost, so……tired? Me? Tired? Never….
Okay, maybe a little. So I’ve used the last week and a half for rest and recovery, And that was all I needed. A little rest to remember and feel all of the reasons I have for running and training as much as I do. So, here we go. My answer to “Why do you run?
I run to improve. To be better than before.
I run to feel good. Running helps me manage my asthma. It opens up my lungs and I feel better for the whole day. (One reason why I don’t like taking long breaks.)
Running gives me confidence in myself. Falling down. Getting back up again. Falling down again. Returning stronger.
I run to escape, on occasion, from the craziness of life.
I run to get faster. To compete. To win.
Running is what I love to do.
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