Why do you enjoy running?

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23/06/2009 at 19:12

A lot of people who know me also know I do a bit of running. But the most frequent question I get is "why do you enjoy running?". I don`t know why but I thought I will ask the question to all of you too.

My response to anyone who asks this question is it keeps me fit and healthy, makes me better at work, makes me good looking and gives me a better sex life. That normally shuts the ones who ask me.

So what is your answer to this question.

23/06/2009 at 19:19

The pain? the injuries? the blisters? the sting from the sweat in the eyes?

I have no idea, I must be a masochist

23/06/2009 at 19:22

I don't run. I'm just here for shits and giggles.

23/06/2009 at 19:25
I don't. I enjoy eating pies and cake
23/06/2009 at 19:27
Ah, talking of pies. I must stick the Steak and Kidney in the oven.
23/06/2009 at 19:28
Ah yes, Kwilter, I knew I ran for a reason, pies and cakes
23/06/2009 at 19:29
And biscuits, don't forget the biscuits!
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23/06/2009 at 19:30
Makes me less angry. They normally go away after that.
23/06/2009 at 19:31

mmmm choccie digestives

23/06/2009 at 19:33
What about chocolate. Which reminds me must put the chocolate pudding in the own too.
23/06/2009 at 19:34
Damm it Shimmy. How you get the choccie digestives before my chocolate.
23/06/2009 at 19:34

Ah you see I combined the two with choccie digestives

Edit oops cross post with RM

Edited: 23/06/2009 at 19:35
23/06/2009 at 19:45

When I run I feel like I have a purpose, like I'm doing something worthwhile to fill gaps in my life. The process of pushing myself and doing something constructive makes me feel good.

I enjoy learning about the whole concept of running, having said that I do feel I have an addictive nature, when I enjoy doing something I tend to go 110% at it and need to know everything. So far thats been a good thing which has also benefitted my training partner as she has enjoyed being left to run while I plot the workouts, read the training plans, pass on the tips etc etc. Everyone wins.

23/06/2009 at 19:58
So you dont run to eat pies then
23/06/2009 at 20:09
i run for the feeling it gives me inside, that feeling of serenity and the time it gives me to relax and to clear my mind and to think. That and the fact that if i run more I can eat more of the things i like and not salads. like cake and chocolate, or chocolate cake.
23/06/2009 at 20:11
MD6 - you ruined my dinner because I now fancy salad.
23/06/2009 at 20:21

I run because I can feel the wind on my face, hear the song of the birds, or stride through the peaceful quiet of a wood at dawn. 

I swim because I can glide through the water free of the weight of my body and free of troubles and problems, finding a peace in the rhythm and flow of exertion.

I do triathlon because I have a credit card.

23/06/2009 at 20:37

I've recently started running because I've given up smoking. I find running reminds me why I've stopped  smoking. I also get a sense of acheveiment out of it.

I've also found running really helps to combat stress, and clears my mind.

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23/06/2009 at 20:57

I swim because I like it and I'm quite good. Swimming is lovely. I do triathlon because I'm a warrior and I like going to get ice cream from the ice cream man in hot pants.

Where is RSR her facebook picture is wonder women. If running make you feel like wonder women, you better run then! 

Edited: 23/06/2009 at 20:58
23/06/2009 at 21:05
Shimmy shimmy wrote (see)
So you dont run to eat pies then

PMSL at that

bos1 wrote (see)

I do triathlon because I have a credit card.

and that

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