There are plenty of reasons why I run. In fact, I already wrote about them here if you want to read them. But today I'm going to tell you the reasons that don't even come CLOSE in my mind when I run:
I don't run to get a PR or a Personal Best.
Nope, I run to FEEL my personal best every time. Running itself is what does it.
I don't run to be competitive.
There's enough competition in my life. No need to make one of my favorite things into a competition, too.
I don't run to be fast.
I only really need to be fast enough to keep up with my kids and not feel like I'm going to have a heart attack during a game of tag.
I don't run to look "hot".
That ship has sailed, my friends. I am happy to just not GET too hot when I run.
I don't run to torture myself.
Yep, it hurts sometimes. But I have never ever come home from a run and said, "Gee, I wish I didn't do that."
I don't run to lose weight.
But if it happens, I wouldn't be disappointed, I'll tell ya that much.
I don't run to feel good about myself.
Oh wait...yes I do. And guess what? It works.
It's funny, but after having taken such a HUGE break in running, I never thought I'd get back into it. And now I feel like I never stopped. I am very happy to be back.