Four simple little words that, depending on who is asking and the tone/emphasis, can be asking for many different reasons. Curiosity, disbelief, sarcasm are all possibilities. When coming from one runner to another I believe it is a much deeper question, a question about motivation, desire and heart.
If you asked 100 different runners, I bet you would get 100 different answers. Taking it even further, if you were to ask the same runners at different stages of their running life, you would get different answers from the same people at the various stages. The answer evolves as do we as human beings
I was asked when I first started running 9 weeks ago “Why do you run?” My answer was simple..I wanted to get in better shape. After the 9 short weeks I have been running, if you now were to ask me “Why do you run?” my answer would be different, varied and more evolved. “I run because I can, because I love to, because I can’t imagine not running…Because I Am A Runner.” Who knows what the answer will be in 9 months?
So…Why Do You Run?
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