Why do we run…?

I have just finished reading In the dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware.  Her protagonist , Nora, is a runner.  Nora talks about why she runs – to hammer out problems, to escape the claustrophobic feelings four walls can bring and to make problems fade into the background.

I know that I feel better after running.  Problems disappear with the sound of my feet hitting the ground.

But more importantly, I run because I can.  I can run 12 miles without a thought.  I can sprint a 5K at a 7:30 pace (okay, I will flop over afterwards).  But after never being an athletic child or adult, I am now.

I am amazed at what my body can do.

Again, I run because I can.

How about you?






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