- To stay sane
- To drink beer
- To be a better mom
- So I don’t teach my kids any new curse words while driving around DC
- So I’m smaller than I was the day I got married
- So I can keep up with my dad
- So I can keep up with my kids
- For chocolate
- For bling
- By myself
- With my dad
- With my friends
- Around my neighborhood
- On my treadmill
- In really cool places
- For fun
- To set PRs
- To beat boys
But most importantly…
I run because I can and because it’s part of who I am.
Happy National Running Day! How are you getting your run on today?
16 thoughts on “In honor of National Running Day…”
I know I always yammer about how Im a misfit—but I am 🙂
Im not running BUTBUTBUT the above is why I lift.
Woohoo! Happy National Running Day!!
I run because I can…
I’m heading out the door for my run in a few…
I like this list! Happy Running Day! I don’t like running but appreciate how much so many people love it, including my mom (who went spinning today haha, but it’s all good because she knows she needs to cross-train). A lot of the reasons you listed are why I do my own cardio and also lift, especially the beer one, except with WINE!
Yes! Especially the stay sane- better mom- chocolate- and to beat boys- love it!
you are so freaking awesome.
love this post.
All amazing reasons why we do what we do… cheers and congrats on the journey.
Great post! Happy National Running Day to you too! I did a speed session at the gym today and felt great:)
to drink beer. WORD.
I love this post. It’s a great reminder that there’s never just one reason why we do what we do . We run because … we’re complicated.
Great post! Happy National Running Day to you!
Love it! It is impossible to answer that question with only one answer =)
I spy an Oak Barrel medal in there. So easy to spot among the circles. Here’s to running love! Or love of running, or whatever.
I love this post! Such a great list of reasons! I agree with most all of them! Yesterday I got my National Running Day run on in the morning without my Garmin (which was weird, but strangely freeing)! 8 miles later and the run was done! Happy NRD!
Great list of reasons to run! I didn’t know you had run Oak Barrel or if you had told me I didn’t remember it just now when I saw the picture. That’s been my favorite race so far this year!