Why I run?

I was wondering what makes running attractive and it’s true that I like to run but not too insane. I like to run 3 or 4 miles a day. So I was browsing around the forum and saw this post. Thought I’d share.

Why I run by Ulla.

I love to run.

I don´t know if I can call myself a “runner”. I have never competed in a race and I don´t think I would be amongst the fastest ones if I did.

But fact is: I love to run.
People ask me: “why? why do you get so uneasy if a couple of days pass by and you did not have the chance to run?”

Running is my balance, my “my time”, the hour I have during the day when I am alone with my body and my thoughts.

I spend a lot of hours every day working. In front of a PC, in meetings, at airports, in planes and cars that take me back and forth to more airports and planes and meetings… At the end of the day, running gives me the chance to feel that I am more than “just a brain”. That I have legs and lungs and a heart that beats and pumps blood through my veins and makes me breath and sweat. That I can get physically tired, not only mentally. That I am healthy and alive!!!

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  1. I have to admit I agree with you. I used to hate running all of my life. Then after dating this guy (we know who ha) who is a very avid runner, I begun to wonder: what is so special about running?

    I could barely run a mile. Lately I have been going to the gym, trying to beat that. I finally am able to run a mile without stopping to walk. Now I am trying to upper the limit to 2 miles, 3 miles, and so forth. The addiction is starting to affect me – I like running! It makes me feel alive, blood flowing down and up inside my body, heart beating, sweating. I am feeling sick of sitting all day at work, then sitting all night doing my homework due to graduate school, which pushes my urge further to run twice or thrice a week.

  2. natech

    Hey Pam!

    Good to hear from you. Great, it’s all about small steps. 1 mile, 2 miles. I think if you can run 3 miles a day, it’s good enough unless you want to become a marathoner. Heh. Important is to give it some efforts then you will see results. :-) Yeah, same here abt sitting in the chair all day.

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