Fitness Friday: Why?

No two runners are the same, we are all unique in our own way. Along with our training programs, our times, and distances we prefer, so comes our reasons why we run.

My reason is simple. I run because I can, I run because I was motivated the day that my godson was born. My godson William will never be able to enjoy the opportunity to run because of a condition he was born with.  For more about my “why”, check out my ABOUT ME section.

So keeping this week’s Fitness Friday post short, I want to know WHY do you run? What is your unique story that got you running, or what keeps you moving or who do you run for?

8 thoughts on “Fitness Friday: Why?

  1. I run to keep off the weight I lost. Since January 2012, I've lost 110 pounds. The last thing I need is to get back into bad habits now that I reached my goal weight, so in October I began running. It's a perfect solution. I can eat (some) of the foods I like and not worry about ballooning up again. Plus, I've gotten hooked on running, having just completed my first marathon.

    Chris
    http://splitsandgiggles.blogspot.com

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  2. congrats on your first marathon finish! that is awesome that you got bit by the running bug:) it is a great thing.

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  3. You are right about that…no two runners are the same! I began running because I was so inspired by runners at the disney world marathon in 2009! I began running shortly after that vacation!

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  4. Karen that is awesome that you saw other marathoners and decided you wanted to do it as well! nicely done!

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  5. I run to help control my weight and be out with Nature.

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  6. Being out with nature is what it is all about.

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  7. I run for several reasons.. so I can eat.. because others inspire me.. because I can 🙂

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  8. I got into running for a couple of reasons. Firstly I retired from playing football last year. Age finally caught up with me and I couldn't keep up with the youngsters anymore. I had to try and find something to keep me occupied. This leads on to second reason. Last summer at the end of the football season I went trekking in the Himalayas and it was one of the hardest things I have done. Being out in that environment felt like home to me. When I got back a friend asked me to enter Tough Mudder which I did. The training involved trail running and I found that Himalayan connection again and became completely addicted to it. Apologies for long reply by the way 🙂

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