I would have to say I run to stay in shape. As I get older it is harder to keep the weight off. I do love running in the mornings when not alot of people are up and the birds are sing. It doesnt get any better that." - Penny Eckstein Frey
"It helps me love myself better! It releases my tension and stress and anxiety. I'm not a big crier--although I have strong emotions--I sweat my tears!! Its something I do for myself and no one else can do it for me and it really benefits no one but me. Which is important for a busy, working mom of 3 young kids. And it sets a great example for my 3 daughters." - Corinna Castillo
"I love running, because God gave me a natural gift, that I cannot squander. I use this gift to help inspire others in running, and to share my love for the volunteers and charitable foundations." - Friendy McFrienderson
"I love running because ... it gives me alone time to think & pray; I can compete against myself instead of others; I feel amazing when I finish a run!" - Heather Underwood
"I love to run because I love to feel my body in motion. I love the way that my success (or failure) is truely a reflection of my efforts, dedication, sacrifice. No one can take that away from me. No.One." - Gene Soboleski
"I love running because it makes me strong, it is challenging, it allows me to eat cookies and not feel guilty and I love seeing the progression throughout years of running." - Megan Fay
"I love running because it is my freedom. :) I can take time to think and relax and take care of myself. I love the way it makes me feel like I can accomplish great things, like whatever I set my mind too! :)" - Sara Phythyon Wyen
"it's my own version of stresstab :-)" - Teresa Gangan
"I love running because it's my time, a race against myself, and there are always different ways to challenge myself : )" - Molly Sleeper Baker
To my dear runner friends, may it be the kind of love that will never cease. We are committed! This is our passion.
How about you?
Why do you love running?
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