WHY DO YOU RUN?
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|Nov 11, 2010 9:22am||
I run because I like the feeling of power and strength I get from moving through space at my own speed. I like the wind in my face and the sweat pouring off me. I like what it’s done to my glutes and my legs. I’m in control of this little vehicle [ I’m 5ft 1 ]
|Nov 11, 2010 2:00pm||
I run as a challenge. I was the girl in school who couldn’t do the mile run, who walked it and was always last. Even for my healthy and fit self running is still a challege. That’s why I make myself do it.
|Nov 11, 2010 2:10pm||
i run because i love the sense of accomplishment i feel when im done. i feel like i can do anything after a run where i surprise myself!
|Nov 11, 2010 5:32pm||
|Nov 11, 2010 9:38pm||
Because it is meditative and feels amazing, and also because in high school I could barely run a mile due to being overweight and out of shape – it made completing the New York Marathon feel pretty damn good in 2007 ;)
|Nov 12, 2010 10:08am||
I love how I feel after jogging, My feeling of accomplishment after challenging myself to jog just a little faster and a little longer is Awesome! I’m not a fast runner and am comfortable jogging at my own pace. Jogging helps my stress levels, I sleep better plus the bootay, thighs and calves are not too shabby either!
|Nov 12, 2010 2:44pm||
No need for concern, arnthorla, I’m fine. I’ve had several tests (including a stress test) for other reasons and I’m fine. I’m just not a natural runner. I don’t necessarily enjoy it the way others do. It was really more of a mental block, letting go of those memories of the overweight unhealthy girl used to be.
|Nov 17, 2010 10:12pm||
Very good post. Many interesting pieces of news and comments on running.
|Dec 28, 2010 7:57pm||
I run because I can!
|Dec 30, 2010 10:06am||
I run….because people chase me.
|Dec 30, 2010 4:20pm||
Chaddukes LOL! ME too! and occasionally to the bathroom. . .
|Dec 30, 2010 6:51pm||
@chaddukes – That’s worth a laugh, but why do people chase you?
|Dec 30, 2010 9:55pm||
Not sure. Perhaps I took their car keys?
There are a lot of places you could go with this….but it’s late. And unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow.
|Dec 31, 2010 11:57am||
Because it’s the #1 rule of zombieland.
|Jan 11, 2011 4:01am||
To loose weight..
|Jan 11, 2011 9:49am||
Because it feels great – there is something elemental and natural about running that nothing else does for me.
Also it helps me lose weight, build social connections with other healthy active people, and engage in friendly competition with races.
|Jan 12, 2011 6:52pm||
I’m like @ThriveFit, I run because it’s a challenge. I’ve never had a real problem with my weight or putting on muscle or doing other kinds of cardio, but running eludes me somehow. So I dive right in, and try to get my times down. Still not at all where I want to be, but I’ll get there some day.
|Jan 12, 2011 6:55pm||
Because I need the cardio and it’s more convenient then trying to swim everyday.
|Jan 22, 2011 6:47pm||
I saw a great quote by Monte Davis “It’s hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time”
|Jan 27, 2011 2:01pm||
I run because it’s measureable… and I need the cardio.
|Jan 28, 2011 12:57pm||
I run for a couple of reasons. 1st I know I only have so many beats on the old ticker and running makes it beat slower so I will be around longer. I also do it for the friendships I have gained through it. I have a group of crazies that I meet almost every morning at 5:00 to run no matter what the weather is like. If you aren’t there someone worries about you and checks up. Talk about motivation. Finally, it is a chance to clear your head and worry about basics like staying relaxed, breathing smoothly and measuring your stride. No room for work worries or kid worries or anything else.
|Jan 31, 2011 11:07pm||
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|Feb 19, 2011 11:09am||
Hi all! Great topic and I love the responses. I run because:
1. I used to be good at it, I ran an 8:00 mile in high school! =-O I’d like to be “good” again. Goal is a consistent 10:00 mile.
|Feb 19, 2011 3:32pm||
Despite the usual “I run because I can” for me it is more: I run because I couldn’t.
I started with running (well walking at that time), because I was never good at it. And when I started changing my life, going on my very own diet plan – running was the choice. Why? I wanted to improve by pure will and body power. Running needs no fancy hightech gear, running can be done anytime – anywhere.
On top of all these logical reasons, there is this fascination of running, letting you rmind go, concentrating on yourself and your body. And, as allenel3 said, you can’t really compare the feeling of a shower after a good, long and exhausting run.
Off to go running now :-),
// The K-Plan // Healthier. Fitter. Slimmer.
|Jul 8, 2011 3:45pm||
Running is one. of the best exercise. It develops your cardiovascular muscle and also increases your lung capacity. It helps to burn a lot of calories. It also strengthen your bones and muscles. Running can also be a recreational activity. you can run the miles having a look at the beauty of the road near a farm. You can run on a mountain hill. Running is fun and that is the reason why I run. :) 8)8)