Why we run

As I’ve mentioned before, I started running in the summer of 2010 and am currently training for my first half marathon.  In the last year, I’ve run (chipped-time) a 12 k, a 10 k, and a 5 k race/fun run, in that order.  Obviously I did things a little backward.  Running has been hard and easy at the same time.  I have a love/hate relationship with running.  There are days when I feel like I could run forever, and days when I feel like I won’t make it around the block.  There are days when it’s hard to get out the door to run, and days when all I can think about is running.  I asked Kristen when the runner’s high is supposed to kick in.  She told me it’s after the run.  I believe it!

I’m also a new subscriber to Runner’s World.  I enjoy reading about other runners, their stories, why the run and what motivates them.  The latest issue features a story on Ben Davis, who lost 120 lbs with the help of running.  He made a video about his 120 lb journey which covers the baby steps he took into getting to where he is.  It covers milestones like running his first 5k, his first half, then his first full marathon until finally he was an Ironman.  It’s incredibly inspiring and it’ll give me something else for me to think about when I struggle getting out the door for my next run.

Here’s Ben’s video:

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