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?