What's your motivation? Why do YOU run?
Just being nosy really ... Why do you run?
I lost about 5 stone a few years ago and found that running seems to be the best way to keep it off! Plus I seem to have become addicted to the whole running thing ... nothing beats that runners high!
i started as a way to loose weight n keep it off
now..... i'm addicted!
I run to beat cancer........if I ever need to.
I lost both my parents to cancer at young ages, so I run to be fit enough to help fight off cancer if I should ever get it. Of course, I hope to hell I don't.........but you never know The upside is that I love running and it means I can eat cakes
I've a high energy dog who I take dryland mushing about twice a week. To help him get fit, as well as burn off some excess energy I thought I'd give canicross with him a try. (I wear a belt around my waist, he wears a harness and is attached to my belt via a bungee line to reduce any shocks to us both through his pulling.)
Added bonus is that it's helping me get much fitter than I was and I'm becoming addicted to the runners' high as well.
I run because I can.
I nearly died in 2005. I got to the point where I couldn't walk more than a mile, I stopped eating. I stopped caring. I choked on a chip and had to go to A&E before I turned blue and died.
Then I got better, (ok - after a lot of intervention) I found that I could run and I ran and I ran and I ran.
That's why I run - because I can.
Running is my sport. Many years ago ran towin on the track and try to beat school records.
Now run to enjoy it and get weight down
Keep weight off
Mid-life crisis (reason I ran a Marathon and want to do an Ironman in the future)
Wife is a Runner
Son ..(although he is only two want to set a good example)
Father in Law ex elite runner
Solitude (bit of a loner really)
Cheap..ish (trainers,races,gear all exceptions)
Listen to Naff music when running (John Farnham the voice anyone ?? or Chariots of Fire)
And lots of others ....
Running was one of the few things I was good at when at school, so I carried on running!
I love the space; freedom; fresh air and keeping fit.
More recently though - running is the one thing that makes me eat. A few years ago I was really ill with an ED, spent time in hospital etc and am still struggling with it, but I do accept that if I run I have to eat!
Next year I'm 50 and want to run a marathon again to celebrate being 50!
I have a very stressful job - without running and exercise I would probably have ended up in a psychiatric ward by now with a mental breakdown. Running helps me focus on the here and now, live in the present moment rather than brooding over problems.
I also enjoy being outside, I love scenic runs so with running I can combine my love for nature and my love for exercise.
Began running to lose weight as I hated the gym.
Decided to run the Race for Life and realised I completely loved it.
I've met so many fantastic friends through my running club
Love having toned calfs and managing my weight. And just being outdoors and sorting my head out.
Ran for a few years to chase PBs and keep fit. Then found out I had cancer. And my running meant that I recovered much much quicker from the surgery and treatment and now I run because I can and to remind myself I'm lucky to be alive. And still because I love being outdoors and it sorts my head out.
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