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Why I Run

28 Aug

In the Runner’s Lounge blog Amy talks about “Why we run” and listed different blogger’s “why I run” lists.

I have been meaning to put my own list on paper/blog, but never taken the time. Lucky me, I have the time right now, so here it is:

Why I run (in no particular order):

  • I want to be around my children and their children, possibly even their children…AND grow old with my husband.
  • Running is cheaper than smoking.
  • The conversations I have with myself are very entertaining.
  • I love hearing people say “You ran HOW MANY miles?”
  • Collecting medals is much more rewarding than collecting baseball cards.
  • Because I can do this by myself, without having to be accountable to anyone.
  • It is a great weight maintencance program (I LOVE Peanut M&Ms).
  • It makes me feel good and gives me confidence.
  • I want enough racing bibs to cover an entire wall.
  • It is about the only “ME” time I can get, the kids can’t keep up with me running. 😉
  • It gives me the chance to make real life and online running friends.
  • I want my children to realize there is nothing wrong with exercise.
  • Last but not least: Because I can!
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5 Comments

Posted by on August 28, 2007 in Reflection

 

5 responses to “Why I Run

  1. Amy

    August 28, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    What a fabulous list! I love the one that the kids can’t keep up so it is your ME time. Maybe that’s why I run so slow – I don’t want it to end on some days.

     
  2. kara

    August 29, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Sweet ~
    I like your 6th reason the best!

     
  3. Tom

    August 29, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Oh, I think your list is GREAT!

    Isn’t it so true about the great people running connects us to! Can you ever have enough running friends?

    Thanks!

     
  4. Nancy

    August 29, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    YEAH!! I love this list. I SO relate. I’d like to be around for my kids, but I also like to get away from them once in awhile 🙂

    You ran HOW MANY MILES???!! Wow, you are AMAZING!!

     
  5. Andria

    August 30, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Great list! I want to have enough bibs to cover my wall so I can show them to the great grandkids too!

     
 
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