Today is National Running Day! I wish I could celebrate it with a nice long run but I am still in recovery so I will just be happy with my cycle class this morning.
Obviously, everyone has different reasons for running. A lot of people run races to either win or to raise money for charities. This was one reason why I felt like I “didn’t belong” in the racing community. But I have learned that anyone can run for any reason. Here are a few of mine:
Stay fit and healthy
Excuse to buy cute workout gear
Set goals and work toward them
Train my mind
Time to think and be alone
An excuse to eat more carbs
Listen to music, create fun playlists
Increase my endurance and stamina
Here are links to a few articles I have enjoyed about running:
Why do you run?
“Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It’s the easiest sport.” -Bill Rodgers