To Celebrate National Running Day, June 5th, 2013, Hyland’s asked site visitors and fans to consider these questions and finish the sentence “I Run Because…”
- Why do you run?
- What pulls you out of bed in the morning to lace up your shoes?
- What urges you to fit in a quick run after work?
Here’s what they said!
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not only is it a great way to exercise, but it also is a great stress reliever. I feel so amazing after I run, like I just accomplished a goal.
I want to be healthy and see my two grandsons grow up.
The challenge is like nothing else. I run because it makes me feel strong, powerful, and like I can take on the world. It is my "me" time, and the running community is like nothing else! Running allows me to feel connected to the Earth, and at peace in my life.
I love how I feel after.
the stress of the day and the negative energy I have bottled up simply melts away as I run and jog. New to running, I began six months ago when my partner was diagnosed with cancer. The best way for me to keep myself emotionally and physically fit is by getting outside and going for a run.
I am trying to get healthy and lose weight
it heals my soul. Running has helped me overcome postpartum depression. Running has also helped me finally quit a closet cigarette smoking habit. Running has allowed me to discover a strong, competitive woman who enjoys challenges. Running helps me process and appreciate life. Running helps me to show my daughters what dedication, passion and pursuing dreams are all about. Running completes me. I feel most alive when I'm running.
it gives me the energy to keep up with my kids. And I love it
if I don't, the zombies will catch me!
It's healthy for my heart! I just recently had a stent put in my heart and I'm only 40 years old!
other's that want to, cannot. I run for them. I run for my own sense of peace. I run to be better than my best.
I am trying to live as long as possible. The longer I can run the more time I have before I can't run anymore.
it keeps me sane, helps me unwind, revs me up!
to prove to myself that I can! Running (or walking) is MINE - all mine! No one can take it away from me. No one can do it for me. I don't do it for my kids, my husband, friends, my job, I do it for ME. Running always me to be free.
I love the feeling of accomplishing something a lot of people don't!
I need to make my butt smaller! The rest of me too.
It is my peaceful time with myself.
I am in a hurry
I am sad and depressed about recently losing a loved one. Running helps me to clear my head and prepares me to face the day on a calmer note.