Why I Run

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We all have our reasons for running. We want fitness and speed and PRs and time alone and lots of other things. Some of us are super serious and competitive and some of us are just starting out and haven’t really committed to reasons yet and some of us are just working to stay healthy. Everyone who is a member of the RBF and who spends time at CRN does it for community, for support and to make contact with like minded people. We are runners. What the Salisbury College runner in this video has to say will resonate with you regardless of your level of dedication or your expectations for race day performance.

Why do you run?

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

  1. thodarumm on June 11th at 10:52 am

    Loved it! Thanks!

  2. thodarumm on June 11th at 10:57 am

    I forgot to answer your question. Depending on the day, my answer would be different: joy, stress-relief, euphoria, sense of self, empowerment, feeling grounded…
    But when I think about it, running brings out the best in me all aspects of life and hammers this into my head , “Live well.Do your best. Give it your all. Do not judge anybody. Have fun, tough it out and go to bed content doing the right things in life and wake up feeling grateful, joyful and enthusiastic the next day.”

  3. Vee on June 11th at 12:16 pm

    That was definitely inspiring.
    I run to stay fit, clear my head and mentally challenge myself. Continuing when I know I want to give up lifts my spirits tremendously. And some days I just want to run faster than I did the days before just because.