Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I Run...

Today is National Running Day!   I saw this badge to fill in.  I RUN....I stopped and thought for a few minutes.  There are SO many reasons I run, and have for more than 20 years....how do I narrow it down to just one statement?
 I run to be strong.

I run to have a strong body so I can keep up with the demands my life makes...carrying a toddler, being on my feet at weddings with heavy equipment for 12+ hours, doing heavy yard work and dump runs and all manner of manual labor, walking up our mountain of a hill twice a day from the girls school, and all the regular life stuff that requires me to "keep up".  I run so my lungs can stay strong so I don't have to battle asthma symptoms.

I run for strength of mind....running clears my thoughts, gives me confidence that I can do things I didn't think I could, it relieves stress, its good praying time, its "me" time and prepares me for whatever may come that day.

Running is not for everyone, certainly.  BUT...you might like it if you tried.  :)

SOO many quotes about running that I love!

(except I actually DO like the feeling of running)

Totally!

So Runners...why do YOU run??

2 comments:

Meg A. said...

So I can eat yummy food?! Kidding...sort of! :)

lily said...

Such inspiring quotes and all so true!