Why run?

Why do I run?

When I went for my run on Thursday I was thinking to myself about why I run. Why do I choose that form of exercise 3 days a week? Why not do other things?

I didn’t have to think about it long before I came up with my answer. Running is a release for me, whether it be running for 15 minutes or 50, it gives me time to reflect and think about life. It is a stress reliever. It allows me to be present in the moment and think about whatever I want to, without any outside noise. No cell phone, text message or emails, just me, the road, music and/or my husband and my thoughts.
I make my best plans when I run. I can put life into perspective and figure out a problem or situation. Running brings clarity to the most confusing situation. If I am running with my husband we have our best talks when we are hitting the pavement. Running makes me feel successful and like I can do anything.

I love running because I feel free.
I love running because I can breathe easier, physically and emotionally.
I love running because I can be in control.
I love running because the weight of the world is lifted from my shoulders.
I love running because it clears my head.
I love running because I can run.

 Why run?

So with that said…. I’m toying with the idea of doing the half marathon in Philadelphia November 21. Philadelphia has a special place in our hearts because my husband lived there for a couple of years out of college. We were going to move there when we got married when we decided to stay in NY at the last second. Plus Danny and I will be together 7 years on Nov. 21st. I’m trying to use all of these coincidences to get Danny to do it with me. I think I’ve got him! icon smile Why run?

Do you do what you love?